Expertise ranging from hazardous waste to renewable energy
We advise and assist our clients as they negotiate and work with local, state and federal agencies that deal with environmental matters, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Most businesses want to do the right thing for the environment. Problems arise from mistakes, lack of awareness, or poorly applied regulations.
KATE L. MOORE
Our Environmental Expertise
Our attorneys regularly advise clients regarding state and federal regulation of hazardous substances and waste, including brownfields redevelopment, real property due diligence, and environmental compliance. In connection with real estate acquisition and development, we have negotiated cleanup standards and consent decrees with environmental regulators, including negotiation of Prospective Purchaser Agreements. We advise clients to ensure they are in compliance with a number of environmental statutes such as the Clean Water Act (including NPDES permitting), CERCLA (Superfund), Oregon’s clean-up laws, and Washington’s MTCA.
Our attorneys represent clients in mediation and litigation of environmental disputes, including disputes regarding insurance coverage for environmental liabilities, allocation of costs under CERCLA, natural resource damages, as well as defending against and prosecuting cost recovery and contribution actions involving other potentially responsible parties.
We also have expertise in agribusiness compliance, biofuels , conservation trusts and easements, corporate and contract work for companies within sustainable industries, development agreements, power supply agreements and site leases for renewable energy projects, patents and intellectual property protection, and tax credits related to sustainable development and renewable energy.