Michael J. Mergens is an attorney at Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren in Minneapolis. He practices in real estate related matters including environmental permitting and litigation, land-use approvals and disputes and general real estate disputes. He has devoted much of his practice to the emerging regulation of greenhouse gas emissions through the environmental permitting processes of various state and federal regulatory bodies. He serves on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Environmental and Natural Resources Committee. He is also involved with the Minnesota Environmental Initiative, the United States Green Building Council - Mississippi Headwaters Chapter, and the Environmental Section of the American Bar Association. Mike received his juris doctorate cum laude in 2002 from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, California and Arizona as well as the United States District Courts for the Central District of California and the District of Minnesota.