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Environmental Litigation & Counseling

The BSP team has proven skill in combining legal acumen with technical understanding to address and resolve complex environmental issues, whether issues arise in litigation, enforcement, compliance or transactions.  Our team provides clients with specific, strategic legal advice to help manage complex environmental risk and compliance issues, across all environmental media.

BSP’s Advanced Capabilities

  • Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Toxic Tort
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Risk-Avoidance Strategies
  • Transactions
  • Permit and Enforcement Negotiations
  • Real Estate Issues

Representative Matters

  • Lead trial and critical-motions counsel in mass action alleging neighborhood-wide groundwater contamination from volatile organic compounds (or VOCs)
    • Partial summary judgment win precipitated successful settlement
  • Investigated gasoline pipeline explosion and helped advise board of directors on immediate next steps
  • Advised company on initial strategy relating to allegedly improper disposal of radioactive material used in research
  • Represented environmental consulting firm in connection with claims that the firm worsened lead contamination issues in municipal water system
  • Advise major manufacturer regarding complex and day-to-day regulatory compliance, permitting, and remediation issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, EPCRA, and similar state and local environmental laws, as well as for emerging contaminants
  • Manage self-auditing program and counsel plant managers and other non-environmental professionals on compliance risks and obligations
  • Advise on environmental issues in real estate and other commercial transactions, including negotiating and drafting terms

Representative Clients

  • Veolia North America
  • Ford Motor Company

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