Council Info

Officers

Scott Steiner, Section Chair, is the chairman of Rhoades McKee’s Real Estate and Environmental Law Practice Groups and a member of its Agricultural Services Group. Scott practices in the areas of environmental law, land use law, and mining law. He specializes in complex commercial and industrial real estate projects involving sites with contamination or regulated features such as wetlands, lakes, streams, or critical dunes. Scott's representative experience includes: all aspects of guiding clients through property and business transactions with environmental issues; representation of clients in efforts to achieve closure of contaminated sites under state and federal laws; redevelopment of "brownfield" sites; representation of clients in the development and financing of mining projects; counseling clients on environmental liability and regulatory compliance matters; securing land use permits and approvals; and representation of property owners and governmental agencies in condemnation proceedings. In addition, he previously served as the President of the Schrems West Michigan Chapter of Trout Unlimited and as Environmental Counsel for the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited. He was instrumental in establishing the Rogue River Watershed Council. Scott has served as an adjunct instructor at Grand Valley State University. He is a member of the Michigan Manufacturers Association Mining Policy Committee and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Scott has been recognized in Best Lawyers of America for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation for many years and was named Grand Rapids "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental 2014–15 by Best Lawyers of America.

Kelly Martorano, Vice-Chair, is an attorney at Dickinson Wright PLLC, where she specializes in environmental law and commercial real estate transactions. She assists clients such as, large and small companies, financial institutions, and municipalities with evaluating and navigating various transactional and regulatory environmental issues. In addition, she has prepared and negotiated purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and various real estate documents related to the acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction, and financing of medical office building projects in Michigan. Kelly has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section since 2006 and has been actively involved with the Section, serving on the Council since 2012. Kelly has also served as the Co-chair of the membership committee and has successfully organized and facilitated several student mixers, with law students from Cooley Law School, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.

James P. Enright, Secretary-Treasurer, focuses on environmental law, litigation, and real estate for businesses, local governments, and individuals. His environmental practice covers the full range of the subject matter in transactions, litigation, and administrative proceedings. Jim is a long-time member of SBM’s Environmental Law Section, where his roles have included chair and co-chair of the Hazardous Substances & Brownfields Committee, co-chair of the Natural Resources Committee, Council member, and member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He has developed and moderated numerous webinars presented by the HS&B committee, had two articles published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal, and participated in Section conference presentations. Jim is listed in Best Lawyers in America—Environmental Law. Among his other activities, he has chaired the Air & Waste Management Associations’s West Michigan Chapter, as well as serving on its board and chairing its program committee for a number of years. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1988, and is also admitted in Colorado and Wisconsin (although currently inactive in both states). He practices at Enright Law Firm PLLC, in Grand Rapids.