Mark Strandberg is an associate in Ring Bender’s Portland office. Mark represents municipal entities, businesses, and individuals in regulatory, permitting and litigation matters involving a broad range of environmental, natural resources, tribal, energy, land use, and occupational health and safety issues. His practice involves counseling and representing clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in litigation regarding compliance with federal statutes such as CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, NEPA, RCRA, OSHA, and related state laws. He also advises numerous municipalities on water rights, public works, and contracting issues.
Mark and the other members of Ring Bender’s Environmental Law and Litigation practice group draw upon a wide range of unique skills, years of experience and expertise by working as a team to effectively serve clients’ needs. This teamwork approach allows the group to provide clients with prompt, high quality, effective and creative advice and solutions to even the most complex legal issues.
Prior to joining Ring Bender, Mark began his career practicing environmental and natural resources law at Bateman Seidel Minor Blomgren Chellis and Gram. Before law school, Mark was an English teacher at a private school in Anyang, South Korea.
When not practicing law, Mark enjoys traveling around the Pacific Northwest, discovering new places to forage wild food, and new ways to cook what he discovers. Mark’s dog, Sugar, loves to join him, particularly when these travels take them to the ocean.
- Representing a former ship repair company in negotiations with EPA and other potentially responsible parties at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site, in both the response cost allocation and NRDA allocation processes;
- Representing a coalition of municipal water providers in a contested case involving protests to their water rights before the Oregon Water Resources Department and the Oregon Court of Appeals;
- Representing numerous Oregon municipalities on issues related to their water delivery systems, including the development and preservation of water rights;
- Representing an Oregon municipality with a combined sewer system regarding compliance with its NPDES permit;
- Representing an Oregon municipality regarding renewal of its NPDES permit;
- Defending a chemical company in a complex groundwater contamination case in California;
- Representing a chemical company named as a potentially responsible party at a former drum reconditioning Superfund Site in the Los Angeles area;
- Advising a Pennsylvania manufacturing company regarding updated TSCA reporting requirements;
- Advising a Pennsylvania municipal entity regarding renewal of its NPDES permit;
- Represented the developer of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on various aspects of local, state and federal permitting issues and consultation under the Endangered Species Act.
- Outstanding Client Advocacy Award, Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic
- J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (2009), cum laude, Certificate in Environmental Law
- B.A., Carleton College (2003), Political Science
- American Bar Association, Member
- Oregon Bar Association, Environmental & Natural Resources Section, Member
- Multnomah County Bar Association, Member