Whether as a potentially responsible party, property owner, or when buying, selling, financing, or developing a property, the presence of contamination introduces unique considerations concerning liability, remediation obligations, potential federal and state regulatory enforcement and penalties, and diminished property value.
Our team of lawyers and environmental engineers regularly work with our clients to assess and mitigate the risks and liabilities associated with hazardous wastes and other environmental contaminants, utilizing our legal and technical expertise and experience with the federal and State laws and regulations that govern investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. The decades of experience our professionals bring to each project provide value through the development of creative solutions that result in more efficient agency negotiations and cost-effective remedial strategies. Additionally, our team provides environmental due diligence and transactional services for a broad range of banking, real estate, corporate, and energy-related matters for local, national, and international clients. As part of our service we
We also help our clients navigate the opportunities, legal issues and challenges that arise when redeveloping brownfields. We assist brownfield stakeholders, including developers, municipalities, brokers, financial institutions, and consultants, in understanding the benefits of the State Brownfield Program and other economic development incentives available for brownfield redevelopment. With a former NYSDEC Regional Remediation Engineer that administered New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program as part of our team, we supplement our legal guidance with technical and practical advice on liability concerns, cleanup requirements and the feasibility of remediating property to standards appropriate for future site uses.