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Our Environmental Law Group represent a wide range of clients, including contractors, developers, manufacturers, financial services companies, oil and gas companies, utilities and others. The scope of our work includes:
Our Environmental Law Group includes attorneys who are both counselors and litigators. They understand the potential penalties if environmental issues are overlooked or ignored.
While we assist and counsel individuals and organizations on ways to avoid litigation, our Environmental Law Group is fully equipped to vigorously defend clients in the event of enforcement or toxic tort actions. We often represent clients facing enforcement actions by state and federal agencies, as well as actions brought by private citizens or businesses alleging environmental violations. As one example among many, we recently successfully defended a major oil and gas company against RCRA claims involving underground storage tank leak incidents.
Our breadth of experience in defending toxic tort litigation includes class and individual actions seeking damages for wrongful death, personal injury and property damage arising from groundwater and soil contamination.
Our Environmental Law Group also helps clients with environmental permitting, including those related to:
Our Environmental Law Group believes that the key to avoiding environmental liability is to take proactive steps such as conducting environmental audits. Our knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and audit policies enables us to help clients reduce or avoid civil penalties for alleged violations.
We also offer focused knowledge in conducting due diligence investigations, including reviews of Phase I and Phase II reports. We draft contractual provisions to protect clients against environmental liabilities and help procure environmental insurance. Typical issues our Environmental Law Group address include: