Environment & Product Regulation Conflicting Priorities
The forces that threaten the environment are coming into sharper focus, with many businesses embracing innovation that mitigates damage and represents tremendous commercial opportunity and still others pushing to ease burdensome environmental restrictions. Along with long-term business imperatives, companies must also contend with regulatory regimes tasked with conflicting mandates and pursuing vastly different agendas. Kilpatrick’s attorneys support clients in meeting health, safety, and environmental challenges throughout the United States and around the world. We have experience in almost every state in the nation and have worked on projects in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Meeting The Challenge
Our attorneys provide a full range of business and transactional planning, compliance counseling, and litigation services for our clients. We frequently represent companies in matters before state and federal courts and agencies, as well as those facing actions by the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, and our ranks include former regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ). We provide preventative counseling and management of environmental permitting to assist clients in avoiding health, safety, and environmental regulatory conflicts related to:
- FDA Regulation
- NPDES Permitting & Compliance
- Non-Discharge, Reclaimed Water & Bio Solids
- Storm Water Management
- On-Site Wastewater
- Water & Wastewater Infrastructure
- Wetland & Stream Permitting
- Environmental Litigation
- Water Quality Policy
- Coastal & Ocean Resources
Beyond our legal capabilities, the team also includes professionals trained in engineering, chemistry, biology, the physical sciences, and economics, combining our knowledge of the law with technical expertise to address legislative imperatives including:
- Resolution of regulatory issues and controversies related to The Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act permitting and modification of water quality standards
- Negotiating and implementing Brownfield agreements with state and federal governments
- Representation of clients responsible for hazardous substances sites under the CERCLA/Superfund and equivalent state programs
- Environmental due diligence around the purchase, sale, or lease of a property
- Representation of companies and trade associations in federal and state rule making proceedings
- Defense of toxic tort and related claims
- Representation of policyholders in negotiation to obtain insurance coverage for environmental damages and recovery of costs from remediation of contaminated properties
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