Almost every business activity involves some aspect of environmental laws and regulations. Whether purchasing real estate, building new facilities, considering a merger or acquisition, or implementing new processes and operations, clients need environmental counsel that understands the complex interplay between business objectives and regulatory requirements.
Evans & Dixon’s environmental attorneys have vast experience advising companies on the environmental issues that arise in the course of commercial activities. Much of this experience has been gained firsthand while working in regulatory agencies and as in-house corporate counsel. As a result, we understand the goals of corporations and regulators alike, enabling us to provide cost-effective, business-focused legal solutions.
Our clients range from major manufacturers, small businesses and local governments, to real estate developers, individual investors, non-profit organizations and financial institutions. We provide broad-spectrum legal counsel on key areas of environmental compliance, reporting and enforcement, including the following:
- Asbestos and lead paint abatement and remediation
- Due diligence in business mergers, acquisitions and real estate purchases
- Environmental risk management, including internal audits
- Hazardous waste handling and storage, including infectious and solid wastes
- Insurance issues
- Permitting, including air, water and other environmental media
- Stormwater and runoff
- Underground storage tanks (USTs)
When disputes with regulators, law enforcement agencies, local municipalities, vendors, suppliers and other parties threaten clients’ day-to-day and mission-critical activities, our litigators are prepared to mount a rapid, aggressive defense that can help clients maintain normal operations. We have represented clients in civil and criminal litigation in numerous administrative, state and federal venues on matters relating to Superfund liability, clean air and water, hazardous waste and toxic torts, and on issues arising out of contracts relating to environmental matters.
Our attorneys have held leadership roles in numerous environmental law committees of business organizations and bar associations, have taught environmental law at academic institutions and in seminars for lawyers and other professionals, and have written extensively on a wide range of environmental topics.