Industry Group Leader
Kelley M. Goes
500 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
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The United States is experiencing a resurgence in domestic chemical production resulting primarily from the exploration and production of natural gas throughout the country. Chemical companies are developing plans to deploy assets and create business alliances to expand ethylene capacity and petrochemical production as a result of the country’s desire for economic and energy independence. Along with this unfettered growth, comes the need for updated regulatory policies and operational best practices that reflect the current status of manufacturing in the United States.
With issues ranging from infrastructure development to domestic security, the industry is facing unprecedented opportunity — ripe with risk and reward alike — and Jackson Kelly is uniquely situated to help its clients succeed. From historical experience representing chemical producers in the Kentucky and West Virginia markets to current representation of energy providers nationwide, Jackson Kelly has a knowledgeable and skilled team who are prepared to address:
Site identification, development, remediation, permitting, financing, construction and public relations issues.
Safety and health issues regarding appropriate practices in building and operating chemical facilities.
Environmental and safety issues regarding the transportation of raw materials, finished chemicals and their by-products.
Employment issues (including immigration, intellectual property and security concerns).
Licensing and contract negotiations to enhance cash flow and risk sharing with other constituents.
Tax and employment incentives that help to support regional governments and local communities while providing additional resources to the company.
Employee benefits and human resources consultation to identify, train and retain a skilled workforce.
Claims for liabilities resulting from alleged personal injuries or property damages.
The Firm’s Chemical Industry Group brings together critical skill sets to provide a focused approach to addressing and resolving legal and regulatory issues that are critical to a client’s daily operations and long term success. To meet the needs of companies that produce, distribute and consume chemicals, the Firm has brought together a skilled team of lawyers, many of whom have degrees in science, engineering, medicine and other technical areas. These lawyers have been repeatedly recognized by clients and peers alike in such resources as:
BTI Client Service All-Star Team - one of the top 50 law firms worldwide that Fortune 1000 clients delineate – unprompted and by name – for delivering superior client service
Benchmark: Litigation - selected as Best Commercial and Financial Litigators in the United States and ranked among the "highly recommended" firms.
Recognized as a 2012 Go-To Law Firm in Corporate Counsel’s national reference guide: In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies.
Jackson Kelly lawyers serve critical roles with trade and civic associations ranging from the United States and West Virginia Chambers of Commerce in West Virginia’s regional industry initiative – the Chemical Alliance Zone, Inc. In addition, many of its lawyers have experience with regulatory and governmental agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). The Firm's attorneys have also served in a variety of public service positions and have maintained long-standing relationships with political leadership including current and past governors, members of state legislatures and Congress.