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Since the enactment of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), and the creation of comparable state statutes throughout the 1980s and 1990s, our environmental attorneys have counseled hundreds of clients across the country in connection with environmental remediation orders, cost recovery and contribution claims, and liability issues arising out of recent and historical releases of hazardous substances.

Our experience and capabilities include:

  • Consent decree negotiation, response and challenges
  • Cost recovery and contribution claims and defense
  • Evaluating remedy options
  • Potentially responsible party and party group representation
  • Volumetric share and other allocation disputes
  • Site listing and delisting
  • Lender liability avoidance advice and counseling

Our attorneys have represented PRPs in negotiations with U.S. EPA and PRP groups at more than 50 CERCLA sites throughout the country, and have represented hundreds of clients at state-led sites including former manufactured gas plants, landfills, hospitals, and various manufacturing and industrial facilities.

Navigating CERCLA cost recovery claims – brought by parties claiming no liability for site contamination – and contribution claims – brought by parties who have liability for site contamination – has become much more complicated since the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Cooper v. Aviall. Whether you are facing a claim by another party or you believe you may have such a claim in the future, we stay on top of the latest decisions and developments around the country and have the experience to ensure that your interests will be protected to the fullest extent possible.