The Environmental Law Practice Group is headed by Robert C. Goodman, an experienced trial attorney in both the private and public sectors. He and the attorneys in this group have a detailed understanding of the complex and rapidly changing world of environmental law, litigation and enforcement.
The Group’s clients include national and regional manufacturers, developers, property owners, and individuals. It represents clients in disputes and litigation with federal, state, and local environmental regulators, and in private party cost recovery cases arising under state and federal environmental laws, and has prosecuted and defended cases under all of the major federal and state environmental statutes, including the federal Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Ocean Dumping Act, and California’s “Proposition 65,” Polanco Act and Environmental Quality Act. The Group has particular expertise in litigation involving contaminated soil and groundwater, including cases arising under CERCLA (the “Superfund” law), the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), and their state law counterparts. Members of the group have defended clients in actions between private parties for contribution and indemnity and in actions brought by federal and state agencies.
In addition to litigation, the Environmental Law Practice Group has broad experience in counseling clients on environmental issues and has worked with clients and their environmental consultants to develop and implement due diligence in the acquisition of businesses and real property. They are experienced in representing clients in negotiating with regulatory agencies to develop reasonable and cost-effective approaches to addressing subsurface contamination.
The Environmental Law Practice Group’s attorneys also specialize in analyzing and litigating a broad range of complex commercial* and retail industry trade regulation* cases.
References available upon request.