Thirty years after the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), environmental remediation sites continue to pose significant management challenges for our clients. On one hand, cost-containment requires that lawyers and clients not reinvent the wheel at remediation sites. On the other hand, business as usual can overlook opportunities to avoid or recover costs through innovative approaches.
Our Environmental Remediation and Superfund team has represented clients at over 200 significant remediation sites throughout the U.S. We have achieved numerous favorable results for our clients, with national implications, as a result of negotiations or litigation involving the EPA, DOJ, state agencies or third parties. These results range from brownfield development and sale of formerly contaminated property, obtaining no action letters from EPA, successful dispositive motions, cost-recovery and contribution judgments in favor of clients, and environmental insurance recoveries. We have been successful in assisting the EPA and DOJ in expanding the base of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) at a site, in bringing the U.S. into sites as a PRP, and in recovering substantial sums for clients in innovative ways.
Once our client commences environmental response activities under the terms of an Administrative Consent Order or judicial Consent Decree, they are, in essence, running a business at the site. Based on our nationwide experience at remediation sites for more than 25 years, we provide practical and strategic advice concerning the myriad of issues that can arise at such sites. This advice includes negotiating cleanup agreements with federal and state agencies and third parties; negotiation of access issues that significantly impact liability and cost; strategic remedy revision; advice on regulatory compliance matters; decision-making within the context of ongoing litigation (including toxic tort suits); coordination with public relations professionals; and identification of cost recovery opportunities.
Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation.Read more
Outstanding lawyer and trusted advisor. David is one of the best litigators in the nation.Read less
Stephen is a exceptional labor & employment attorney. Whenever I have an issue or a question that I don't know how to address, I email or call Stephe...Read more
Stephen is a exceptional labor & employment attorney. Whenever I have an issue or a question that I don't know how to address, I email or call Stephen and he is incredibly responsive. He either knows the way a situation needs to be handled, or he will research and find out. He always leaves me with the necessary tools in order for me to effectively fulfill my job including either documents or notes on how to lead a difficult discussion with an employee. I highly recommend Stephen!Read less
Dan was extremely knowledgeable in preparing a Reg D offering. Additionally he was very responsive and sensitive to the timing of preparing the offer...Read more
Dan was extremely knowledgeable in preparing a Reg D offering. Additionally he was very responsive and sensitive to the timing of preparing the offering.Read less
His listening skills need improvement. I had to repeat things several times and he would ask me the same questions over again. He is more of a talker...Read more
His listening skills need improvement. I had to repeat things several times and he would ask me the same questions over again. He is more of a talker which is not a bad thing....just not when it comes to listening to what your clients wants and needs are.Read less
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Smart lawyers, valuable research, practical strategic advice, resonable fees, responsive service. A complete solution to a litigation issue.Read more
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