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Environmental

Businesses are subject to an increasingly complex array of federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, permit requirements, administrative policies, and judicial interpretations. Post & Schell’s Environmental Practice Group collaborates with clients nationally and internationally to identify, understand, and successfully navigate the environmental laws and regulatory programs that impact their businesses. We provide sophisticated, business-oriented environmental counseling across a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters to help clients manage environmental risks and liabilities, obtain environmental permits, comply with technical regulatory schemes, appeal and defend administrative actions, and seek judicial remedies.

Post & Schell's Environmental Practice Group serves a national and international client base that includes:

  • Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Developers, Investors, and Lenders
  • Municipalities
  • Public Transportation Authorities
  • Hotel and Resort Owners and Operators
  • Commercial Construction Companies
  • Energy Producers and Distributors
  • Health Care Facilities and Systems
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Companies

Legal services provided by the Environmental Practice Group include:

  • Pre-acquisition environmental diligence, asset analysis, and risk evaluation in real estate and corporate transactions
  • Negotiation of complex agreements allocating environmental and regulatory risks and liabilities associated with the acquisition and divestiture of real estate and corporate entities
  • Environmental permitting, auditing, and regulatory compliance counseling
  • Brownfield remediation and redevelopment counseling
  • Spill and crisis response and remediation
  • Environmental health and safety matters
  • Structuring of specialized insurance lines addressing environmental liabilities
  • Development of comprehensive risk management and tailored environmental insurance programs
  • Administrative hearings, appeals, and related representations before state and federal regulatory bodies
  • Defense of regulatory violations and enforcement proceedings
  • Cost recovery and toxic tort litigation, trial and appellate practice
  • In conjunction with the Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Group, counsel clients who may be subject to criminal investigations under state and federal environmental laws and provide defense at trial if necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Energy & Utilities Group, advise and represent utility and municipal clients on issues of joint jurisdiction by the state public utility commission and the state department of environmental protection, including water quality and reliability, renewable and alternative energy, conservation initiatives, and cost recovery in rates for mandated improvements.