Environmental

Overview

The Environmental Group of Eckert Seamans is national in scope and is as diverse and broad-based as the subject matter itself. In addition to the firm’s traditional heavy industrial and manufacturing clients which include steel, glass, aluminum, chemical, coal, natural gas and other industries and manufacturers, as well as electric, gas, water and waste water utilities, the firm also represents financial institutions, real estate developers, food processors, construction and high tech companies. The firm’s clients range from closely held businesses to large publicly held companies.

The firm’s environmental lawyers assist and counsel clients with compliance, enforcement, self-disclosure, permitting, government rulemaking, responding to information requests, strategic planning and other matters that are subject to the major environmental regulatory programs, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and their state and local counterparts in numerous jurisdictions across the country.

The firm has represented clients in a variety of environmental enforcement actions and regulatory and permit proceedings before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals under all of the major environmental programs including matters involving Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) and Best Available Control Technology (BACT) disputes and new source review and new source performance standard triggers under the Clean Air Act, wet weather inflow and infiltration issues and BACT and other effluent limitation disputes under the Clean Water Act and a variety site remediation projects and cost allocation disputes under the various state brownfield and cleanup programs and CERCLA. The firm has a long history of successfully defending environmental nuisance claims and associated class actions and citizens’ suits, and our environmental lawyers work closely with our white collar crime group in evaluating and defending matters where criminal enforcement is implicated.

The firm’s environmental lawyers also work closely with our corporate business attorneys to assist in due diligence and the evaluation of environmental risk in a variety of business transactions including environmental issues related to public offerings and public disclosures, the negotiation of terms and conditions in asset and stock purchase agreements, and providing the assistance needed to resolve environmental issues and facilitate the successful closing of transactions.

Eckert Seamans has the capacity to provide the full range of its environmental services from all of its office locations.