The Environmental Department advises clients on various compliance matters, including compliance with all major environmental programs (e.g. RCRA, CAA, CWA, Brownfields, etc.) and with regard to investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. Our environmental attorneys work with the transactional groups to structure transactions that minimize potential environmental liabilities and with the zoning and land use groups on SEQRA (environmental impact review) issues.

The Firm represents clients in environmental enforcement actions, including both those actions where government entities allege violations of environmental laws or regulations, and those actions where the government or private parties seek to impose civil liability, such as Superfund cost recovery issues. Our environmental attorneys also coordinate investigatory efforts with client-selected environmental consultants.

The environmental practice group has extensive dealings with properties impacted by soil and ground water contaminants, mold, asbestos and indoor air quality issues, and with procurement of environmental insurance policies.

Attorneys practicing in this field:

Aaron Gershonowitz
Brian R. Sahn
Jeffrey D. Forchelli
• Peter R. Mineo
William F. Bonesso
Judy Lynn Simoncic
• Andrea Tsoukalas

Related Information

August, 2014
Law: EPA proposes to amend AAI Rule for real estate due diligence — NYREJ

August, 2013
Property owner's notice obligations regarding contamination — NYREJ

July, 2012
Purchasers of real property may see changes in environmental investigations — New York Real Estate Journal

October 17, 2011
Forchelli Environmental Blog Launched

March 7, 2011
Aaron Gershonowitz and Brian J. Hufnagel Publish Article in the Latest Issue of the New York Law Journal

June 2010
Firm Corporate Profile Featured in the Long Island Business News

February 17, 2010
Aaron Gershonowitz in the New York Law Journal. FEB ‘Article’ Babcock and Wilcox: Drafting Environmental Agreements

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