John Barkett, a Partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Miami office, has been selected by Who’s Who Legal to The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers.
Barkett concentrates his practice on all phases of environmental law in Florida and around the United States following a number of years of handling commercial, antitrust and employment litigation. He is active in governmental and private Superfund, hazardous waste, underground storage tank and other environmental matters in both a litigation and non-litigation context and counsels clients on real estate, loan and merger and acquisition questions involving environmental issues and assessments.
In November 2003, Barkett was appointed as the Special Master to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the 1992 Consent Decree between the United States and the State of Florida relating to the multi-billion restoration of the Florida Everglades. He has successfully mediated or arbitrated a large number of environmental and commercial disputes with amounts in controversy in the aggregate exceeding $350 million.
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