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Environmental

Klehr Harrison's Environmental Practice Group represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small partnerships.  Clients retain us for transactional, litigation and regulatory matters in every facet of environmental law.  Our work is both within the tri-state region (Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware) and throughout the country.  Clients turn to us when new issues arise because of our experience in applying these skills to achieve results cost-effectively.
 

Areas of Concentration

Attorneys in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group concentrate in several areas, including the following:
 

Business and Real Estate Transactions. Clients rely on us for matters big and small, from portfolio deals involving operations at hundreds of locations to single-site operations or business acquisitions and sales. Our experience enables us to work with consultants and regulators to provide real-world representation so that deals can get done practically and cost-effectively. We participate in all aspects of transactions, including drafting and negotiating agreements, overseeing environmental due diligence, obtaining permits and implementing required cleanup work.

Litigation. Attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group appear in federal and state court as well as in front of administrative tribunals and arbitrators to resolve disputes that cannot be settled amicably. Clients ask us to advocate for them in various cases, including Superfund and contamination suits, mold and toxic tort litigation and commercial and insurance disputes involving environmental matters. We also defend clients against governmental enforcement of air, water, waste and land use laws. Our experience enables us to achieve our clients’ goals cost-effectively.

Regulatory Matters. We actively work with clients in guiding soil and groundwater remediation projects as well as the abatement of mold, asbestos and lead-based paint. Clients come to us for assistance in obtaining permits and approvals and for advice relating to all regulatory programs, including water, land, air, waste, wetlands and riparian rights. Our familiarity with the regulators enables us to navigate through complicated governmental processes practically and efficiently.

Full Integration of Firm Practice Areas. The hallmark of Klehr Harrison is our integration of practice groups to provide seamless, coordinated representation of clients whose interests require multiple areas of expertise. This approach is evident in work ranging from development projects involving our real estate, land use and environmental attorneys to litigation of environmental issues involving parties in bankruptcy.
 

Subject Matters

Attorneys in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group are pleased to represent clients in virtually all aspects of environmental law, including the following:
 

Sustainability. We are at the forefront of work on matters involving sustainability issues and are involved in many different aspects of this important area.

Climate Change. We continue to work with clients to address various legal concerns that are arising as climate change becomes an increasing concern in our society.

Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania has become a hotbed of activity, and we assist clients as they grapple with numerous issues on this front.

Mold Issues. The firm continues its work in this specialty area, assisting clients in high-stakes litigation and compliance matters.

Brownfields Redevelopment. New processes are now at play in New Jersey, with the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program, and in Pennsylvania, with the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act regulations. We remain active in numerous states assisting clients.

Solid Waste, Water, Stormwater, Air, FIFRA and TSCA. Our practices in these areas remain strong.

Superfund. We continue to be active in Superfund cleanups and litigation.