Lynn M. Kornfeld



Lynn Kornfeld partners with commercial and industrial clients on environmental transactional and compliance matters as well as corporate and real estate transactions.

Environmental Compliance Advice

Lynn has represented major multinational corporations in resolving compliance and permitting issues arising under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). She defends clients throughout the country in EPA and state enforcement actions arising under RCRA and the CWA.

Lynn also provides regulatory compliance audits and training programs on CWA, RCRA and TSCA. She counsels chemical manufacturers on chemical registration and reporting issues under TSCA and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Environmental Transactional Problem-Solving

Lynn has represented clients throughout the United States in corporate and real estate transactions involving contaminated property and other environmental liability issues. Lynn helps clients by:

  • Assisting with environmental due diligence
  • Advising on the appropriate allocation of environmental liabilities
  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale, lease, remediation and other agreements
  • Negotiating risk-based cleanups
  • Developing appropriate deed restrictions and environmental covenants
  • Negotiating No Further Action and other agency approvals/assurances
  • Procuring financial assurance

Past Environmental Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Lynn worked for the Denver and Washington, D.C. offices of Patton Boggs LLP, where she practiced in the administrative/regulatory and environmental policy groups.

Before practicing law, Lynn worked as an environmental consultant for a large construction engineering firm where she provided litigation support and technical environmental services to clients, focusing on CERCLA cost recovery and construction claims analyses.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions



University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1998)

University of Colorado Boulder
B.A. (1991)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Progress and Priorities in Trump's First 100 Days
    Guest, Notice & Comment: Faegre Baker Daniels Environmental Podcast, May 2017
  • Chapter 13.2: Hazardous Waste Facility Siting
    Co-author, Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, Second Edition, 2016
  • The War on Drugs: Pharmaceutical Waste Management Challenges and Emerging Issues
    Co-author with Ann Prouty, ABA ENR Magazine, Winter 2014
  • Brownfields Law and Practice (In-state consultant for Colorado chapter)
    Matthew Bender & Company, 2004-present

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association — Environmental Law Section Advisory Council, 2005
  • Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry — Energy and Environment Council; Industrial Waste Subcommittee Chair, 2016-present
  • Colorado Hazardous Waste Management Society — Program Chair, 2003-05
  • Denver Bar Association — Environmental Law Section

Civic Activities

  • Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission, 2005-11


  • Chambers USA — Colorado, Environment, 2010-22
  • Best Lawyers® — Environmental Law, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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