Ben Mayer’s practice focuses on environmental, energy, and utility law and regulation, and American Indian law. Ben helps public and private clients navigate federal and state environmental cleanup and land use laws and regulations, including Superfund laws and environmental policy acts. He also advises clients on federal and state energy laws and regulations, including utility regulatory and public policy issues, related to, among other things, the development, acquisition, and optimization of energy and energy efficiency resources.
Ben’s American Indian law practice involves representing clients in negotiations and transactions with tribes, including project development with tribes, on issues related to sovereign immunity, tribal jurisdiction, treaty rights, tribal leasing, historic and cultural resources, gaming, and taxing. He has advised clients on these matters in relation to the development of wind and solar facilities, agriculture projects, forestry operations, shipping terminals, financial services agreements, contracts for goods and services, license agreements, interlocal taxing agreements, property acquisition financing, property sales, wind and solar leases, mining and mineral leases, oil and gas leases, environmental impact statements, and shellfish implementation plans.