Cole Schotz P.C.

 

Environmental Litigation

OVERVIEW

Our Environmental Litigation department has successfully represented numerous, current and former owners and operators in multi million-dollar cleanup cost recovery matters.  This unique area of the law requires a firm understanding of geological issues impacting groundwater flows, remediation techniques, past manufacturing practices, environmental law, insurance law and investigative and litigation strategies.

Our environmental and litigation specialists have considerable experience in these areas, and in applying effective strategies to prosecute and defend against environmental claims.  Specifically, we seek to obtain guaranteed cost cleanup contracts from environmental consultants and cost-cap insurance, which fixes the cleanup cost.  Once costs have been clearly defined, we allocate them, along with any other damages incurred by our client, among the responsible parties through mediation or litigation.

In other matters, we also assist clients in obtaining permits to develop property in or near wetlands, streams and waterfront areas.  Clients also rely on us to counsel them concerning laws governing hazardous substances and wastes, air and water pollution, underground tanks, solid waste, renewable energy, green buildings and OSHA.