transitive verb
:to make changes: do something in a new way
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George M. von Stamwitz

With more than 25 years of legal experience and 10 years of risk transfer consulting, George von Stamwitz has seen environmental risk in every conceivable business and regulatory context. As leader of the firm’s Environmental practice area, he handles RCRA hazardous waste landfills, air, water and Superfund issues in local, state and federal jurisdictions.

George has designed and implemented over 30 risk transfer transactions and provided tactical advice on numerous portfolios of impaired properties. He evaluates policies for weak language and gaps in coverage and identifies areas missed in the existing program. Additionally, he is skilled in the development of alternative risk transfer mechanisms and utilizing the nontraditional insurance marketplace that can offer an economical substitute to traditional insurance products.

In the Superfund area, George develops strategies and implements negotiations, rulemaking, legislation and relationships with neighbors and municipalities. He creates trust documents and efficient management systems, and is involved in all political, regulatory, legal and technical issues.

In all facets of environmental law, George emphasizes education and counseling. He helps mitigate, avoid and resolve disputes—often through arbitration. But when issues cannot be reconciled, he skillfully litigates in state and federal courts and the Court of Appeals.

George’s experience extends to matters associated with product liability, personal injury, and breach of contract.

As president of AT Environmental LLC (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Armstrong Teasdale, George provides strategic environmental evaluations and risk transfer design services to national and international companies and their existing legal advisors.


George is a former law clerk to Chief Judge James L. Foreman, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.