Disaster Assistance

Butler Snow is one of the few law firms in the country experienced in handling a wide range of disaster law issues and is a national leader in legal work for disaster recovery programs.

Butler Snow attorneys have handled numerous disaster assistance issues under the Stafford Act and under special federal disaster assistance appropriations through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  Our firm has represented both Grantees and Subgrantees under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Public Assistance (PA) Program, and in housing assistance, redevelopment, and recovery programs supported by CDBG funding.  We have worked closely with state and local emergency management agencies, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to resolve issues related to the administration of federal initiatives in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and as far back as Hurricane Camille in 1969. Overall, Butler Snow has worked with clients to design and implement recovery efforts involving hundreds of millions of dollars in disaster assistance.

Our Disaster Law team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys with expertise in tax law, public finance, environmental law, insurance, governmental law and government relations.  We have the knowledge and experience to immediately respond to your disaster assistance needs.  Some highlights of our disaster law experience are outlined below.