Sophisticated counsel to help our clients manage, minimize, and mitigate risks.
For businesses, property owners and property operators on Long Island, in New York State and beyond, the challenges of navigating, understanding, and implementing programs to comply with increasingly complex environmental laws have never been greater. Our team of environmental lawyers brings the breadth and depth of experience to handle all types of administrative and transactional matters, as well as the sophistication and bench strength to tackle the challenges of environmental litigation.
Managing Compliance Challenges
Our environmental attorneys provide guidance on compliance with federal, state and local regulations, helping clients determine their responsibilities and develop implementation strategies. For our commercial and industrial clients, we frequently are part of the team that performs facility audits to evaluate compliance and minimize the chances for costly fines. We have in-depth knowledge of every level of government and have worked on many matters that involve negotiating with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and county and local departments of health.
Protecting Developers, Landlords & Tenants
We also represent real estate developers, landlords, and tenants involved with the acquisition, sale, leasing, and management of real property. These transactions often involve providing guidance on issues relating to:
- Environmental investigations and remediation
- Brownfield restorations
- Superfund sites
- Underground and aboveground storage tanks
- The storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous chemicals
- Historic use and contamination of real property
- Reporting and notification requirements
When necessary, our environmental team works with attorneys in our corporate, tax, real estate, land use, zoning and municipal and litigation departments to ensure all aspects of our client’s issue are considered.
Our goal is to assist clients in solving their environmental challenges without the need for litigation; but when called for, we bring a rare level of experience and skills to the courtroom. Our attorneys are extremely well versed in all aspects of environmental law. Several of them also have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the sciences, environmental science and land use planning. Their training and experience enable them to go “toe-to-toe” with experts in court on the most complex technical issues.