Under federal or state laws, the discovery or release of contaminants on property may impact any person or company who has been associated with the property. When faced with potential liabilities, such as the costs of clean-up or redress of personal injury, each associated party must evaluate the options – Should the party defend, settle, cross-claim or counterclaim? Should they seek insurance benefits, pursue administrative remedies, seek indemnification, assert contribution rights or solicit political aid? How should they respond to the media? Lawyers, engineers, experts and media consultants all may be needed to achieve a resolution that is sensible for your business.
At DRM, our environmental litigators have been deftly handling environmental claims for three decades. To discuss how DRM may help you with potential environmental or toxic tort claims, contact our lead environmental litigator, Brad Fawley.
Claims concerning contaminated properties and toxic torts often have high stakes--financially and publicly. DRM's environmental litigators try cases for and provide counseling advice to a wide range of companies and individuals throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. For example, we have recently handled the following claims.
Clients may also draw on the resources of the firm's Public Relations team to help manage the political and publicity impacts of a claim, allegations or verdict.
In New England, community and governmental opposition can stall or break a project. We regularly defend our clients against enforcement actions brought by environmental agencies and citizen groups. We understand and formulate strategies that account for the intricacies of the environmental permitting processes in our region, the underlying policies and administrative or enforcement procedures and, if necessary, the remedies available to our clients in courts of law. For example, we recently
To speak with an environmental litigator about defending an enforcement action, contact Brad Fawley.
DRM's experienced land use and environmental law attorneys can assist in navigating the environmental permitting process.
Whether coverage is sought for a barge sinking in the Great Lakes, shipyard cranes that have been blown into the ocean by a hurricane, industrial pollution in the Northeast, gasoline contamination from a leaky fuel pump, dry cleaning fluid releases or condominium property damage, DRM's insurance recovery team can maximize your insurance recovery.
For the past twenty five years, our lawyers have represent policyholders in disputes against insurance companies regarding insurance coverage for environmental and other claims. The firm's practice in this area is nationwide.