Margaret Hill is also the Chair of the Firm’s Shale Oil & Gas Development Industry Team and has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental law. She represents and counsels a broad range of clients in a wide array of industries including oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, corporate and banking clients, cities and municipalities, mining companies, and developers. Ms. Hill assists clients with navigating the complexities of their business in the following areas: • environmental compliance—assessments, permits, audits, and the due diligence process • civil and criminal enforcement actions under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and TSCA and state law equivalents • litigation of complex issues involving private cost recovery and cleanup cost allocation • corporate internal investigations to identify and abate potential violations of environmental laws • leveraged lease transactions, leveraged buy-outs, and strategic investments of industrial and com- mercial properties • assets and stock acquisitions, including multi-facility industrial and commercial companies • credit agreements, secured financings, and project finance deals • brownfields redevelopment including land use issues involving land restrictions and controls, and the ownership and use of riparian rights Ms. Hill has authored numerous articles in the area of environmental law and has given several presenta- tions to clients and peers involving environmental laws and issues. Ms. Hill serves as the Chairperson of Blank Rome’s Shale Development Industry Group. She has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.