Dave Bartz helps transportation and construction businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest resolve disputes, gain approvals and keep projects moving forward. In more than 35 years of practice he has been involved in many of the most complex and high-profile projects in the region, including the deepening of the Columbia River channel and the West Coast National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) relocation to Newport, Oregon.
An accomplished trial lawyer, Dave has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington Department of Ecology, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
A name brand for creative problem solving
Dave’s deep industry background involvement allows him to understand the big picture and find innovative strategies that work for the long term. His creative, bold ideas have given rise to the phrase, “Let’s Bartz it!” for clients and colleagues who face challenging issues.
Leadership on diverse fronts
Known for his diverse experience throughout the transportation and construction industries, Dave advises key principals and stakeholders including ports, airlines, ship operators, marine transportation companies, tribes, developers, owners, financial institutions, and asbestos removal and construction companies. He has served as lead environmental counsel to the Port of Vancouver for more than 25 years, and is General Counsel to the Columbia River Steamship Operators Association.
Agency Actions and Rulemaking | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting
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