Environmental issues impact almost all businesses – whether you are a small real estate management company or an international industrial manufacturer – and the risks that stem from potential contamination of the environment, human exposure and health concerns, and resulting liabilities demand proactive attention of seasoned counsel.  In response to increased focus on climate change, sustainability and resource scarcity issues, the regulatory landscape is in a continual state of evolution.  While you cannot afford to wait for an “event” before taking steps to ensure compliance, you also cannot afford to implement unrealistic, gold-plated environmental, health and safety (EHS) measures.  Our attorneys offer tremendous experience in helping clients to achieve the right balance and identify practical and efficient solutions to their EHS needs, including the following:

  • Advice with day-to-day EHS compliance obligations related to air, water, waste, hazardous material storage/reporting, and product manufacturing/labeling
  • Due diligence for corporate and real estate transactions
  • Brownfields cleanup, site clearance, and risk management
  • Permitting and NEPA review for complex development and operations
  • Project siting and resource (wetlands, species, cultural) impact mitigation
  • Response to spills, releases, or operational events
  • Defense of environmental enforcement actions
  • Implementation of EHS Management Systems
  • Supply chain sourcing, manufacturing and labeling requirement compliance
  • Support for corporate sustainability programs
  • Promoting client interests in public policy development through legislative and regulatory advocacy,

Our expertise includes matters involving the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as well as their state and local counterparts.

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