Environmental Law

Barrett McNagny's Environmental Group is tailored to meet the needs of our business and individual clients — including litigation of multimillion-dollar CERCLA cost recovery, negotiation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies, and site management of environmental issues. Our Environmental Group focuses on applying its in-depth experience on a wide range of environmental issues.

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Business Transactions and Land Use

Our Environmental Group represents buyers, sellers, developers, and financial institutions in connection with transactions involving business and real estate sales, purchases, leases, joint ventures, mortgages, and financings. Our role in these transactions includes preparing and evaluating environmental audit information to identify any potential environmental liabilities and risks, quantifying any existing liabilities and risks, proposing action plans for addressing any liabilities, and documenting the risk allocation agreed to by the parties.

We also represent landowners, developers, and manufacturers in developing, building, and expanding facilities. We provide counseling in permitting strategy, development of environmental impact analysis, and defense against challenges brought by private opponents.

Regulatory and Compliance Counseling

Our Environmental Group assists our clients' efforts to achieve and maintain environmental compliance. This role includes permitting for air, water, and solid waste, and the development and implementation of audit and environmental compliance programs.

Enforcement Representation

We represent clients in cases concerning government-initiated cost recovery, contribution and clean-up allocation issues, and enforcement actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and other Federal and State environmental laws. Our attorneys help clients respond to government information requests, participate in joint steering committees of potentially responsible parties, and negotiate consent orders and agreements to resolve environmental claims.

We also represent clients in private cost recovery and contribution actions brought under Federal and State environmental laws. Many times such cases involve environmental contamination caused by the presence of underground storage tanks or past uses of sites.

Insurance Coverage

Our Environmental Group represents clients in matters involving insurance recovery for reimbursement of environmental investigation and clean-up costs from insurance carriers through negotiation and, if necessary, litigation. We counsel clients on simultaneously seeking insurance coverage while working to resolve the underlying environmental claims.

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Contact a member of our Environmental Law team by clicking on their picture below.

Richard E. Fox  David R. Steiner

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For additional information regarding Barrett McNagny's Environmental Law area of practice, please contact one of the attorneys listed below:

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