The Environmental Practice Group at Langsam Stevens Silver & Hollander LLP enjoys a depth of experience in litigating and counseling on all environmental related claims and matters. Our attorneys are rich with experience and possess the necessary knowledge and insight to navigate, strategize and resolve any complex litigation or administrative matter. Whether the matter involves contribution or cost recovery action under federal or state laws, a state or federal Environmental Protection Agency civil or criminal enforcement action, underground storage tanks, Superfund Sites, toxic torts, or citizen suits, the Environmental Practice Group has the experience to negotiate, litigate, and advocate for positive client outcomes. Our attorneys represent fortune 500 companies, small companies, municipalities and individuals. The Environmental Practice Group has served as liaison counsel and group litigation counsel for multi-defendant and plaintiff suits involving Superfund sites, appealed permit denials, and has represented the interests of property owners, environmental consultants, remediation contractors, engineers, tank testers, excavators, and other environmental professionals. We encourage you to contact our team to find out more about our environmental litigation and administrative proceedings services.
The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group represent clients in the prosecution and/or defense of cost recovery claims for contaminated sites. The Environmental Practice Group understands the multifaceted and interdisciplinary nature of cost recovery actions, whether the cost recovery involves a few parties to several hundred or involves the oversight and participation of government agencies. Our attorneys are skilled in analyzing clients potential clean up liability, have an apt understanding of the science and history involved in a particular contaminated site, and understand the statutory nuances of CERCLA and analogue state statutes. The Environmental Practice Group is expert in litigating cost-recovery claims and has brokered settlements for clean-up and cost sharing between various stakeholders. Our attorneys also are knowledgeable about EPA’s role in such actions and the related insurance carriers’ issues that may arise. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your clean-up and cost-recovery needs.
The Environmental Practice Group at LSSH have a wealth of experience in assisting clients in understanding and navigating environmental law, rules and regulations that may apply to businesses and real estate transactions. Our attorneys have assisted clients with obtaining required environmental permits for business operations and have counseled on changes arising in the environmental regulatory field. From air pollution control permits, emission credits, water permits, solid and hazardous waste compliance and more, the Environmental Practice Group has the knowledge and expertise to guide its clients to comply with the applicable laws.
The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group have defended and pursued environmental enforcement actions on behalf of our clients before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. We have established an impressive track record in reducing or eliminating penalty assessments on behalf of our clients and are driven to provide our clients with the most cost-effective outcomes. If you are interested in learning more about how we can assist you with your regulatory compliance, permitting and enforcement needs, please reach out and contact us.
The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group are experienced with advising and counseling individuals, corporations, and small businesses through the complexities of state and federal land use law, planning and zoning processes. We have assisted clients with complex real estate transactions involving environmentally sensitive areas, taking into consideration the array of environmental concerns, while still obtaining the best outcomes for our clients. Our attorneys at LSSH have a wealth of experience in assisting clients with buying, selling, developing and redeveloping real property. We understand and are prepared to handle all property management issues, including storage tank removals, asbestos, radon, mold, and other contamination related to purchase or sale of real estate or redevelopment. Our attorneys are experienced with negotiation, contract and closing preparation, due diligence, title review, environmental insurance, financing, permitting and regulatory approvals to ensure a successful result.
LSSH’s Environmental Practice Group counsels and assists clients with the purchase, sale, and redevelopment of Brownfield sites throughout the United States. Our attorneys possess a unique understanding of Brownfield redevelopment. The attorneys with the Environmental Practice Group strive to provide our clients with comprehensive advice to ensure a successful transaction, whether negotiating for buyer or seller or preparing prospective purchaser agreements. The attorneys at LSSH possess the knowledge and expertise for guiding our clients through the environmental laws and regulations. We work with landowners, lenders and redevelopment agencies to achieve beneficial repurpose of brownfield sites.
Our attorneys routinely assist clients in navigating the environmental issues surrounding site remediation. We excel at addressing the environmental contamination issues that property owners or prospective property owners may face and how to effectively respond to the relevant government authorities. Our attorneys have a national and regional focus. We are experienced with the New Jersey Industrial Site Remediation Act (ISRA) process and have proactively obtained no further action letters in New Jersey. The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group routinely advise our clients on Pennsylvania’s Act 2 program aiding them through the process of reusing contaminated properties for new development purposes.
With the guidance of our attorneys, our clients know that site remediation and brownfield redevelopment process is simplified with the experience we bring. We invite you to contact our office so that we can better discuss your Site Remediation and Brownfield needs.
The Environmental Practice Group is experienced with asbestos related litigation and defense. Our attorneys have successfully defended employers, companies and municipalities that have been sued for asbestos related claims in Pennsylvania. We understand the science of asbestos and the have strong relationships with key experts. Our attorneys are experienced with discovery, depositions, expert selection, settlement negotiations and trials. If you are being sued for an asbestos-related injury, we encourage you to contact our attorneys for a consultation.
The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group understand the importance of addressing leaking underground storage tanks (UST) and the problems that might arise for property owners, business operators, or prospective buyers. Our attorneys provide practical, real-time advice to our clients in needs of assistance with UST. We have also litigated claims and provided guidance to our clients on how to best proactively respond to possible UST leaks, including providing counsel on possible property and personal injury liability claims. For more information on our underground storage tank service, contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys.
Environmental Justice Law is a multi-disciplinary field that serves at the intersection of different areas of law including environmental, civil rights, land use, insurance law and constitutional law. As the field of environmental justice continues to emerge, LSSH’s attorneys are attuned to the developing regulatory and social landscapes and how those changes may impact our clients’ goals and objectives. Our attorneys understand the importance of adapting to the changing landscape in state and federal laws and are proactive and creative when providing our clients legal advice. The attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group are uniquely positioned to anticipate and address the concerns of our clients that involve multi-stakeholder dealings and how those interests intersect with our clients’ interests and needs.
As the world’s climate rapidly shifts with ever-present fires on the west coast, stronger hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms, and rising sea-levels, the attorneys at LSSH are well positioned to handle the multi-faceted legal issues clients may encounter. The oil and gas industry, automobile industry, airline industry, pharmaceutical industry, insurance industry and so many others are finding themselves in the cross-fire of possible climate-related suits. Our attorneys are uniquely skilled to handle this developing legal landscape.
Environmental, Social and Governance is a burgeoning area where businesses and companies are having increased pressures to evaluate the impacts that a business’s roles have on the environment and the communities at large. As local, state, and federal governments begin to make recommendations and regulations in the area of ESG, our attorneys are highly-skilled and poised to help our clients navigate this developing landscape. Our attorneys offer guidance and counseling on all areas of ESG including real estate development, insurance, and employment. We invite you to contact our team to learn more about our ESG services.
The attorneys at LSSH are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to addressing our clients’ needs regarding toxic exposure claims. We have litigated and counseled clients on matters such as contaminated drinking water, vapor intrusion, mold, asbestos, and environmental contamination in real estate. Our attorneys understand how toxic exposure to communities, businesses, and individuals threatens the health and well-being of all involved and we proactively work with our clients to mitigate and find prompt solutions.