Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266-7733
Mr. Landa graduated from Drake University Law School in 1980. Mr. Landa practices primarily in the areas of environmental and worker safety law. Prior to his association with the firm, from May 1980 to October 1981 he was a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Dakota and from October 1981 to November 1982 he was staff attorney for the Iowa Bureau of Labor principally as an OSHA prosecutor. Mr. Landa has twenty-five years of experience practicing environmental law in Iowa. From November 1982 to February 1992, he was a staff attorney with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, practicing exclusively in the area of environmental law; primarily in the air quality, hazardous and solid waste, underground storage tanks, Superfund, and water quality program areas.
Since 1992 Mr. Landa has directed the activities of the Iowa Environmental Group which was established by a consortium of Iowa's rural electric generation and transmission and distribution cooperatives to meet their collective environmental, safety, transportation, and emergency response regulatory needs. In that capacity he has served on numerous state environmental review committees and Task Forces including the Governor's Air Toxics Task Force in 2000-2001 and he is currently the Iowa "in state consultant" for the publication, Brownfields Law and Practice, published by Matthew Bender.
From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Landa was the principal legal counsel for two G & T's during the construction of an RUS-financed simple cycle gas-fired combustion turbine generator system which was built on the site of an existing coal-fired power plant. In addition to the electric cooperatives, Mr. Landa also represents a diverse clientele including companies and individuals in the mining, mineral processing, land development, agricultural processing, and publishing industries, and he represents numerous governmental bodies on matters of environmental and regulatory compliance, including the Des Moines International Airport and the Greenfield Plaza Sanitary District. He is a member of the American (Natural Resources and Energy and Environmental Law Sections) and Iowa State (past member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section Council), and Polk County Bar Associations. He was born in Ely, Minnesota.