Heritage Preservation

What We Do

Section 106 & NEPA Consultation

We represent clients throughout the consultation processes of the National Historic Preservation Act, including Section 106. We assist tribal and local governments, consulting parties, landowners, project proponents, and other stakeholders in navigating this regulatory framework—in order to reach the best solution for the resources and the project. Learn More.

Offshore Wind Project Representation

We help local and tribal communities with significant inventories of historic properties connected to historic ocean viewsheds protect their legal rights under the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act. Our work on behalf of clients is driven by our belief that clean energy development and historic and cultural resource protection are not mutually exclusive. Learn more.

Historic Landmark & Landscape Protection

Our attorneys have a successful track record protecting National Historic Landmarks, significant landscapes, historic viewsheds, and traditional cultural properties.

New Development & Adaptive Reuse for Cities

We provide strategic support to cities to develop best practices, leverage preservation law for new development and adaptive reuse, and revise local preservation ordinances to make them more effective and efficient.

Underwater Cultural Resources

Underwater cultural heritage legal and regulatory regimes evolve rapidly. We advise our clients on issues including application of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act, title suits, the law of the sea, and the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

World Heritage Site Protection

We work with our clients to balance site protection with opportunities for increased tourism and economic development. To that end we help our clients to protect sites and cultural institutions at risk from looting. We guide our clients through the UNESCO World Heritage process. We formulate sustainable financial models, management partnerships, and other tools for appropriate long-term preservation and access.

Questions?

Please contact our team leader: Marion Werkheiser.