Jamal Knight is a member of the firm's real estate and environmental groups. His practice includes a wide variety of environmental and real estate related matters, including the preparation of real estate partnership agreements and working with developers in the areas of land acquisition, governmental approvals and financing for new projects. Jamal also has significant experience with regulatory matters, and his environmental practice focuses on environmental compliance risks arising under federal, state and local environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Jamal worked for the White House's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He also was a research associate for a Washington, D.C. environmental policy institute.
Tubman Safety Project
The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, Minnesota, 2015
Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Program Mentor
Trust for Public Land — Minnesota Advisory Board, 2013-present
Eureka Recycling — Volunteer Board Member, 2014
Hennepin County District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Hon. M. Jacqueline Regis
20th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, Tulane Law School, February 2015
Published ArticlesThe Power of State Interest: Preemption of Local Fracking Ordinances in Home-Rule Cities
Co-author with Bethany Gullman, 28 Tul. Envtl. L.J.
, Summer 2015Fracking Litigation: An Industry ViewTulane Environmental Law News
, October 2014Tug of War Over Colorado's Energy Future: State Pre-emption of Local Fracking Bans
Co-author with Colin Deihl, Alexander Logemann and Ann Prouty, The Environmental Law Reporter
, June 2014
Services & Industries
Public Policy & Government Affairs
Litigation & Advocacy Real Estate
Energy & Natural Resources
Tulane University Law School
J.D., Specialization in Environmental Law (2012)
B.S. in Economics, B.A. in Public Policy Studies (2004)
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota