Terri Czajka is a partner at Ice Miller. She is chair of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Toxic Tort Group. The majority of her current practice focuses on federal and state regulatory issues, permitting, administrative enforcement, and real estate transactions.
Terri is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. Her practice centers on representing businesses and municipalities in environmental and natural resources permitting, Brownfields and voluntary remediation programs, creating solutions when property and operations being transferred in real estate and business transactions are contaminated, providing advice on regulatory compliance, and defense of administrative enforcement actions. Although the majority of Terri's current practice focuses on regulatory/administrative issues and transactions, she has and, to a lesser extent, continues to litigate and has colleagues in the practice group who concentrate on litigation and, when appropriate, join with her to form efficient teams to represent our clients.
In addition to her environmental/natural resources practice, Terri is often called upon to use her general administrative agency experience to assist in representing Ice Miller clients in other venues, such as before the Indiana Department of Administration and, related to hazardous material transportation issues, before the United States Department of Transportation, Customs Bureau and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Terri serves as chair of the City of Indianapolis' Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee and is a volunteer for a number of civic organizations, including Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, the YMCA, and the Phoenix Theatre. She also has been active in the American Bar Association's Natural Resources Section as a committee vice-chair. Before joining Ice Miller in 1988, Terri taught first year law students at the University of Cincinnati School of Law and worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Terri has a great deal of environmental law experience. She works with numerous corporations, municipalities and utilities on all aspects of environmental compliance, air and water permitting, wastewater discharges, responding to local, state and federal agencies, dealing with citizen complaints, Brownfields redevelopment, and policy issues. Representative clients include Allison Transmission, Citizens Energy Group, Vertellus Specialties, Inc., Haynes International and the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, which was responsible for constructing Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center.
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"You Have Received an Environmental Information Request Demanding Data within 30 days. What Now?," published in Building Excellence, March 2017