Kendra Sherman advises and counsels public and private companies, real estate developers and municipal clients on environmental compliance, due diligence, transactional matters, permitting issues and appeals, and defends her clients in environmental litigation, environmental tort claims and citizen suit challenges. She is a practical, strategic and business-focused environmental lawyer who works closely with her clients to meet their business objectives and minimize environmental risk.
Kendra’s practice encompasses all areas of environmental law. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including metals, mining, iron and steel, and chemical companies, waste management and environmental services companies (including solid waste landfills and construction and demolition debris facilities), real estate developers throughout the US and public law clients, including cities and villages. Kendra defends clients in federal and state enforcement actions related to air, water quality, wetlands, solid and hazardous waste issues, and underground storage tank matters. She also represents clients in appeals and challenges related to Clean Air Act Title V permits and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater permits. Kendra has appeared before a wide range of federal and state courts and administrative tribunals in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Washington DC.
Kendra also counsels sellers, lenders, investors and real estate developers on environmental issues in complex commercial and real estate transactions, including brownfields redevelopment and Ohio’s Voluntary Action Program, project siting and permitting, and impacts to jurisdictional waters, streams and isolated wetlands. She also has experience in advising clients on shale gas development in the Marcellus and Utica shale gas regions of the US.
In addition, Kendra counsels and defends clients throughout the US on compliance and enforcement matters related to California Proposition 65 and issues related to consumer product warning, labelling and packaging.
Kendra is the Attorney Mentoring Coordinator for the Columbus office, where she implements goals and initiatives related to mentoring lawyers in the firm. She has also served on the firmwide Inclusion & Diversity Committee, the Columbus Office Hiring Committee and the firmwide Associate Training and Mentoring Taskforce.
Among her many pro bono activities, Kendra co-founded the Squire Patton Boggs Dispute Resolution and Youth Program, a community service program aimed at teaching dispute resolution skills to inner city youth in Columbus in collaboration with The Ohio State University College of Law. Kendra also received the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award from the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School for her community service efforts in the field of adoption law.