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Susan Franzetti

Nijman Franzetti LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Susan M. Franzetti began Franzetti Law Firm in 2004 after being a partner at the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Since 1986, she has concentrated her practice in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Ms. Franzetti focuses primarily on environmental compliance counseling, regulatory and litigation matters. She has extensive experience in water pollution matters, including the negotiation and appeal of NPDES permits,industrial pretreatment discharge permits,effluent toxicity issues,TMDLs, use attainability analyses, rule-making proceedings, and other wastewater issues. On solid waste matters, Ms. Franzetti has counseled clients on RCRA permit and compliance issues, and assisted clients in pursuing NFR determinations under voluntary site cleanup programs, as well as supervising environmental due diligence assessments and negotiating environmental issues in connection with real estate and corporate transactions. She has represented companies in numerous federal and state Superfund sites across the United States, including serving as common counsel to PRP Groups. Ms. Franzetti's litigation experience includes enforcement, injunctive relief and damages cases brought under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. Her litigation experience includes jury and bench trials, and appellate practice in the state and federal courts.

Ms. Franzetti received her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago in 1979, and her B.A. from Northwestern University in 1976. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.
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