Environmental

Environmental matters in corporate transactions can be risky and complex. Our clients rely on our seasoned environmental lawyers to successfully navigate these issues in debt financings and restructurings, securities offerings and M&A deals. We frequently provide advice related to environmentally sensitive businesses such as oil and gas, mining, energy, waste management, chemical manufacturing and construction.

We have wide-ranging experience in environmental risk analysis and reduction, contract negotiation and indemnification arrangements. Our clients appreciate our ability to provide industry insight and practical business context to their most critical environmental matters. We often go beyond typical compliance and remediation issues and consult on a variety of evolving environmental concerns, including sustainable development, supply chain performance, alternative energy, and climate change.

Our environmental lawyers regularly collaborate with our litigators. We are experienced in many types of environmental litigation, particularly related to insurance coverage. We have handled cost recovery actions involving hazardous waste sites, claims for natural resource damages, environmental contract claims, governmental enforcement proceedings, and toxic tort matters. We also use alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, to bring positive, out-of-court resolutions to our clients' environmental disputes.

Attorneys Gregory J. Battista Lynn R. Schmidt Peter J. Gioello Jr.

From our representation of the United States in the restructuring of Chrysler Corporation in the late 1970s to our recent representation of Orleans Homebuilders in their Chapter 11 cases, our clients rely on us to protect their interests.