Michel & Associates, P.C. is perhaps the only law firm in the country with the diverse experience in the areas of firearms law, land use law, environmental law, and insurance law that allows us to comprehensively address the challenges that shooting ranges face today.
Michel & Associates’s lawyers advise ranges on proper clean-up, remediation, reclamation, and recycling of spent lead ammunition, cartridges, hulls, wads and targets on-site or off-site under RCRA , CERCLA, or other applicable laws. If lead has migrated off-site for any reason, we can advise on or litigate appropriate actions necessary to clean-up or remediate environmental issues to the satisfaction of regulatory agencies. Michel & Associates’s attorneys also work with a panel of experts to develop an individualized Environmental Stewardship Plan (ESP) to manage lead on-site and to prevent lead from migrating off-site.
Michel & Associates’s attorneys also aggressively defend our range clients from attempts by anti-gun groups, political activists, and NIMBYS to shut down shooting ranges. Our insurance law expertise allows us to maximize the potential for obtaining insurance coverage to cover litigation or regulatory compliance expenses.
Michel & Associates’s attorneys also represent and advise clients on permitting, licensing, and zoning issues involving state, county, and local municipalities related to shooting range operations. Our attorneys further advise shooting ranges on range design and safety measures to address noise ordinance violations compliance, and to ensure safe operation of the range to prevent potential liability from regulatory actions or civil litigation.
Our attorneys advise clients on leases, corporate structure, and proper corporate documents to maximize protection for shooting ranges, and to protect and minimize risk of liability to officers, directors, members and range personnel. We also assist ranges in negotiating lease extensions well before their expiration, utilizing range improvements for leveraging long-term leases.
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