Kristin has extensive experience in environmental, health, and safety matters. She advises companies on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), corporate sustainability, and climate change issues. She provides guidance on the development and implementation of ESG policies, on transactions involving significant ESG issues, and in connection with sustainability auditing, reporting, and disclosures. Kristin has worked with clients involved in the development, purchase, sale, and financing of a variety of renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, and hydroelectric facilities.

In addition, Kristin is well-versed in assessing and negotiating environmental liabilities and represents lenders, bidders, developers, targets, and investors with the environmental aspects of a wide variety of transactions, including finance, real estate development, divestitures, mergers, and acquisitions. She advises clients in connection with environmental compliance, due diligence, permitting, site remediation, and insurance matters and regularly represents clients in private disputes and in investigations and proceedings before state and federal agencies.

Kristin also counsels clients across a variety of sectors in connection with occupational safety and health inspections, employee complaints, and citations. She has guided clients through the COVID crisis, in OSHA mediation proceedings, and in contested cases before federal review boards.

Kristin serves as Chapman's Environmental Sustainability Partner, managing the firm's environmental and sustainability initiatives.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Environmental Law Institute




Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude

The Ohio State University, B.A., Communications/CAPITAL Program in International Business, summa cum laude

Notable Engagements



We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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