The Environmental practice group advises clients on various compliance matters, including compliance with all major environmental programs(e.g. RCRA, CAA, CWA, Brownfields, etc.) and with regard to investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. Our environmental attorneys work with the transactional groups to structure transactions that minimize potential environmental liabilities and with the zoning and land use groups on environmental impact review issues(SEQRA).
The Firm represents clients in environmental enforcement actions, including both actions where government entities allege violations of environmental laws or regulations, as well as actions where the government, or private parties, seeks to impose civil liability—such as Superfund—cost recovery issues. Our environmental attorneys also coordinate investigatory efforts with client-selected environmental consultants.
The environmental practice group has extensive dealings with properties impacted by soil and ground water contaminants, mold, asbestos, and indoor air quality issues, and with procurement of environmental insurance policies.