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Rafe Petersen

Holland & Knight
Partner
Washington, DC
Rafe Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Government Section. He primarily focuses on litigation and counseling in administrative, environmental and energy fields. Mr. Petersen's environmental practice includes environmental compliance, enforcement and litigation, with an emphasis on water and natural resource issues under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and state equivalents.
Mr. Petersen assists clients in complex permitting and regulatory issues related to energy development, commercial and residential projects, mining and infrastructure. He is experienced in environmental litigation at both trial and appellate levels and defends clients in enforcement actions in administrative and federal courts. In addition, Mr. Petersen has represented clients in multiple hearings before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings related to wetlands, endangered species and water management issues.