Environmental Regulation

Representative Matters

  • National and Chicago-based developers in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing and sale of shopping centers and retail properties throughout the United States.

  • A major international developer in addressing thorium contamination in the vicinity of a proposed high rise development.

  • A major Midwestern lending institution on trustee liability and contribution issues under CERCLA and state laws.

  • A public utility in connection with numerous issues regarding the use, marking, storage and disposal of PCBs.

  • An industrial manufacturing company with the negotiation and implementation of an environmental risk transfer transaction for a contaminated facility in the Southeast.

  • Building owners on environmental illness issues relating to “sick buildings” syndromes.

  • Clients with respect to the preparation of Title V permit applications under the Clean Air Act.

  • Numerous clients on environmental insurance coverage and other risk avoidance products to address risks and liabilities associated with real property transactions and brownfield cleanups.

  • Numerous clients undertaking voluntary remediation of industrial facilities under state voluntary remediation programs, including evaluating access to brownfield grant monies and other clean-up incentives.

  • Numerous financial institutions in connection with the implication of environmental conditions on foreclosure upon secured properties and the exercise of related lender remedies.

  • Several major financial institutions in connection with the environmental implications of foreclosure upon secured properties.

  • Siting approvals and environmental permitting for numerous solid waste landfills and transfer stations.

  • The nation’s second largest waste disposal company in connection with the siting of landfills and waste incinerators.

  • Zoning and royalty agreements for several landfill gas-to-energy projects.