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With local, state and federal laws and regulations changing constantly, our attorneys are prepared to help clients through the environmental process.

Our attorneys help with the problems that can arise from a seemingly endless array of federal and state environmental regulations. Clients benefit from the excellent working relationships that our attorneys have with environmental consultants and government regulators. In this technical and fast-changing field, our attorneys combine their knowledge of law, industry practices, science and regional regulatory priorities to achieve the best results for our clients. Our environmental law group practice includes:

  • Negotiating Act 2 and Brownfields Agreements to bring contaminated properties back into productive reuse
  • Minimizing environmental liability
  • Negotiating permits and agreements for air emissions, wastewater discharges and waste treatment or disposal
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements with municipalities and sewer, water and solid waste authorities
  • Representation of potentially responsible parties at superfund sites, including participation in PRP groups
  • Developing legal strategies to investigate, evaluate, and clean up contaminated properties
  • Private cost recovery under CERCLA and other statutes and legal theories
  • Environmental hearing board proceedings
  • Advising clients in handling the media as related to environmental concerns

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