We represent clients in all regulatory matters that affect them, including Brownfields projects with substantial environmental issues, permitting for development, and property management related to environmental conditions. We also litigate in court and administrative tribunals when problems cannot be resolved.
We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small partnerships in the real estate-related work of our environmental practice. Our work is both within the tristate region, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and throughout the country. Clients turn to us when new issues arise because of our experience in applying these skills to achieve results cost-effectively.
Our attorneys concentrate in several areas, including the following:
Brownfields Projects and Transactions. We have significant experience working on Brownfields projects for developers, sellers, landlords, tenants and lenders. We have assisted in the development of Superfund sites, and with remediation/development projects involving industrial, commercial, consumer and residential uses. Our experience enables us to work with consultants and regulators to provide practical solutions so that deals and projects are completed cost-effectively and timely. We participate in all aspects of transactions, including drafting and negotiating agreements, overseeing environmental due diligence, obtaining permits and implementing required cleanup work.
Regulatory Matters. Clients come to us for assistance in obtaining permits and approvals and for advice relating to all regulatory programs, including water, land, air, waste, wetlands and riparian rights. Our familiarity with the regulators enables us to navigate through complicated governmental processes practically and efficiently.
Business Operations/Property Management. We provide guidance to clients when environmental issues arise during business operations and related to property management. We have substantial experience responding to emergency situations, such as spills, leaks and other accidents. We actively work with clients in guiding responses to address concerns of a variety of stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, lenders, tenants and employees, as well as public media. We have done significant work in responding to mold, asbestos and lead-based paint concerns.
Litigation. Our attorneys appear in federal and state court as well as in front of administrative tribunals and arbitrators to resolve disputes that cannot be settled amicably. Clients ask us to advocate for them in various cases, including Superfund and contamination suits, mold and toxic tort litigation and commercial and insurance disputes involving environmental matters. We also defend clients against governmental enforcement of air, water, waste and land use laws. Our experience enables us to achieve our clients’ goals cost-effectively.
Sustainability/Climate Change. We continue to counsel and represent clients in transactions involving renewable energy, sustainability and climate change issues.
Real Property Management