Our firm handles a variety of environmental matters for our clients. We can:

  • Help to minimize the duration and scope of any damage to property
  • Help protect our clients from third party liability for either the pollution or the cleanup
  • Help recover compensation for property losses and interference
  • Help the conscientious business respond to environmental problems
  • Explain the difference between wastes that are hazardous and those which are “hazardous wastes”
  • Explain what to look for in an environmental consultant and what to avoid
  • Explain legal shortcomings that can render an Environmental Site Assessment (“Phase I”)
  • Navigate environmental notices, inspections, reports and permit conditions
  • Address notifications from government agencies of liability for cleanup of a contaminated site
  • Assist businesses and individuals in avoiding environmental problems
  • Assist with crafting contracts that allocate the risk of contamination
  • Help the buyer ensure that it has performed “due diligence” before it buys a piece of property and understand why it is important to do so
  • Guide businesses in protecting their bottom lines when it is time to sell
  • Aid the client in identifying potential business sites that may present lucrative opportunities for governmental assistance in purchasing and developing contaminated properties

Many businesses do not realize that they can become liable for monumental environmental cleanup costs and penalties, even when they have not violated any law or regulation. Many more do not realize that choosing the right environmental consultant can mean the difference between survival and disaster.