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Environmental Law

Our firm combines a passion for science with decades of experience in environmental law in a variety of practice areas, including stormwater management, toxic torts, hazardous waste work and much more.

Construction Law

We will help you build safely by providing guidance on the environmental issues within your project from the ground up, including site planning, permitting, due diligence and regulatory compliance.

Energy Law

The emerging renewable energy market requires attorneys like ours who understand the science and are committed to helping clients in the energy sector address all the legal and regulatory matters.

Real Estate Law

Our attorneys can assess the environmental concerns of any property type to ensure a smooth transaction while avoiding any unforeseen costs and arriving at reasonable resolutions.

A small law firm with big firm experience…

We offer a client-centered approach that starts with a thorough evaluation of our client’s goals and objectives. We provide practical and pragmatic legal advice to our clients, and seek to maximize value along the way. Tough, intelligent and passionate, Michael Carvalho is an experienced environmental trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars in damages from large corporate polluters.

Community Involvement

Michael Carvalho Joins Salem Sound Coastwatch Board

A community environmental not-for-profit, Salem Sound Coastwatch (SSCW), has named environmental attorney and Manchester resident Michael P. Carvalho to its board of directors.

Founded in 1990 and based in Salem, SSCW’s mission is to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed. SSCW’s efforts are focused on increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the natural resources, as well as the immediate and chronic threats to the ecological health of the watershed. The organization works to foster responsible and sustainable resource management, conduct environmental monitoring and scientific research, and share the results with the public and science community.

Areas of Interest

Stellwagon Bank Marine Sanctuary

Wind power promises to increase local energy independence and prosperity without contributing to global warming. Constructing a Wind Farm in Stellwagon Bank is being contemplated by engineers, economists and scientists. Studies have been conducted to determine the effects wind farms may have on the marine life in Stellwagon Bank. Underwater noise output of wind farms and boat traffic are factors that may effect migration patterns and the fisheries in this area.

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On September 9, 2020, The Explorers Club (TEC) Board of Directors elected Environmental Attorney Michael Carvalho as a National Member. Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members. TEC’s mission is to inspire exploration and the protection of wild places, from our backwoods to our oceans, mountain peaks and distant galaxies - while sustaining a spirit of fellowship among explorers and the scientific community.

Carvalho was elected following his successful 2018 Scuba Diving Expedition to Antarctica, and his work as a Delegate to the United Nations Environment Program for North America at the UNEA-4 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya in 2019. “Exploration opens the mind to the wonders of the world, “ said Carvalho. “I am deeply honored to be elected to The Explorers Club and committed to advancing the mission of this remarkable Community.”

Michael Carvalho is president of Carvalho & Associates, P.C. with offices in Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA. He specializes in environmental law, including litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. He can be reached at (678) 354-0066.
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Environmental Attorney, Michael P. Carvalho, Esq., was recently named as a Fellow to the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers. Following a successful expedition to Antarctica in 2018, and his participation as a Delegate to the United Nations Environment Program Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) summit in Nairobi, Kenya, where he represented the UN Environment Program for North America in 2019, Mr. Carvalho was nominated and accepted as a Fellow to the Royal Geographical Society in London.

The Royal Geographical Society is the United Kingdom’s most learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geographers in the UK and across the world. Fellows in the Royal Geographical Society are selected based upon sufficient involvement in geography or allied subjects through training, professional work, research, publication or other work of a similar nature. “I am honored and deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve as a Fellow to the Royal Geographical Society as we plan future expeditions to document environmental impacts associated with Global Warming and Climate Change,” said Carvalho.

Michael Carvalho is the president of Carvalho & Associates, P.C., a law firm specializing in environmental law and related matters with offices in Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA. He can be reached at mpc@carvalholawfirm.com.
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