Environmental

Environmental laws and regulations and complex and fast-changing. Hessian & McKasy provides practical and knowledgeable compliance advice to clients ranging from national and regional manufacturers to small businesses, banks, local government, real estate developers and individuals.

Count on us to handle matters requiring frequent interaction with federal, state and local governments as well as appearances in federal and state courts. We provide representation on matters such as:

  • Due diligence in business and real estate transactions, including analysis of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments to ensure compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiry standard
  • Consultation on transfer of real estate through state voluntary cleanup programs
  • Brownfield site redevelopment
  • Assessment and allocation of liability in mergers and acquisition
  • Representation in enforcement and permitting proceedings at the federal, state and local level
  • Development of environmental compliance programs, including audits, management programs and sustainability initiatives
  • Litigation related to contaminated property and environmental insurance claims
  • Defense of state and federal enforcement mattes involving assessment of civil penalties
  • Negotiation of cleanup agreements and settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulatory agencies
  • Representation of purchasers in litigation against sellers who fail to disclose contamination
  • Representation of potentially responsible parties to state and federal Superfund proceedings
  • Litigation seeking review of administrative action, including agency enforcement proceedings
  • Project approvals, siting, permits and environmental review
  • Preparation of comments for rulemaking and administrative proceedings
  • Ongoing compliance with environmental laws relating to air and water quality, solid and hazardous waste management
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