Arthur H. Siegal

Arthur H. Siegal is a partner and chairs the Firm's Environmental Practice Group, specializing in environmental law, governmental affairs, energy law, and administrative law.

For over 20 years, he has successfully represented businesses and individuals on dealing with environmental regulations and liabilities and brownfield redevelopment and incentives. Arthur was one of the drafters of the 2010 Michigan Part 201 "superfund" amendments and chaired the legislative subcommittee of the 2014 Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative which worked on improving laws relating to brownfield financial incentives. He also focuses on innovative "green" redevelopment, green energy issues and defense of "greenwashing" claims.

Arthur, a national scholar, earned his Bachelor's degree with distinction from Wayne State University and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Arthur's Michigan Green Law Blog:

Bar Admissions

  • All Michigan Courts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Published Works

  • "Vapor Intrusion - A New and Challenging Issue," co-authored by Arthur Siegal and Jeffrey Bolin, Michigan Defense Quarterly (2013)
  • "Dry Cleaning Issues: Prevention, Remediation and Litigation," Shopping Center Business (2006)
  • "Environmental Considerations in the Acquisition of Real Estate," Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly (2005)
  • "A brownfield strategy that works," Michigan Business Sites (2003)
  • "Drafting Commercial Leases," Environmental Law chapter of the ICLE treatise
  • "End-of-Life Decisions (For Your Computer Equipment)," Michigan Business Law Journal (2006)
  • "It's Dirty Work: Solid Waste Legislation in Michigan," ABA Section of Environment, Energy Resources, Waste Management Committee Newsletter (2004)
  • "State's landfill rules protect public; new restrictions would make disposal expensive," The Detroit News (2003)
  • "Economic criteria may now apply to brownfields," Michigan Real Estate Journal (2003)
  • "If the current system works, why dump it?" Crain's Detroit Business (2002)
  • "State e-mails are public record, shouldn't be clicked into oblivion," Detroit Free Press (2002)
  • "Attorney: Don't be lulled by first impressions," Michigan Real Estate Journal (2002)
  • "Document Destruction Violates The FOIA," Michigan Bar Journal (2002)
  • "Takings and Environmental Regulations," Laches (1996)
  • "Wetlands and Development," Laches (1995)
  • "Waste Management: An Example of Accelerating Regulation," Laches (1994)
  • "The Rising Cost of Waste Disposal," Laches Oakland County Bar Association, (1992)
  • "Impacts of QA/QC Consulting Services on Owner's Long Term Liability," 3rd Annual Waste Equipment & Recycling Conference (1991)
  • "State of the Law (Environmental)," ICLE & State Bar of Michigan, Annual Publication (1989-1992)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Michigan Waste Industries Association Certificate of Recognition 1994
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2006-2008
  • Dbusiness Top Lawyer, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Chrysler Environmental Leadership Award Certificate of Participation, 2005
  • Mack Alive Partnership Award for Pro Bono Services, 2002

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce Environmental Quality Committee—Chair 2007-2009
  • Oakland County Bar Association Environmental Law Section—Member
  • The State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section and Wetland, Solid & Hazardous Superfund Committees—Member
  • American Bar Association—Member, Waste and Resource Recovery Committee
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Environmental Quality Committee—Member
  • ASTM—Member
  • National Brownfield Association—Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties—Member
  • Detroit Bar Association—Member

Civic & Cultural Involvement

  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce— Leadership Detroit Class XXV
  • Michigan Region BBYO—Commission Chair 2008-2010