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MSEK's Environmental attorneys and advisors have years of experience dealing with environmental issues associated with the most complex projects in the region. This gives our lawyers a unique ability to solve clients' problems in a practical, cost-effective manner. Our experience includes stadiums, hospitals, airport expansions and runways, sewage treatment plants, landfills, and many industrial, commercial and residential projects. We obtain defensible permits and approvals. As seasoned professionals, we offer clients the full array of services and have established relationships with regulatory agencies that are crucial when permitting a complex project. When litigation is necessary, our environmental lawyers have extensive litigation experience in various administrative forums, and in trials and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the region.
At MSEK we take an interdisciplinary approach to highly technical environmental law issues. Our lawyers and advisors offer creative and innovative solutions to the environmental issues our clients face. Bringing 30-40 years of experience and understanding to complex environmental matters, our attorneys have practiced in areas of environmental compliance, litigation and commercial real estate transactions. Our team has extensive experience with matters involving the Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Department of State, as well as matters involving The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
The firm represents clients on regulatory matters involving hazardous waste management, recycling and waste remediation, air and water quality, wetlands management, the handling and disposal of hospital and infectious waste, underground and aboveground storage tanks, and various other environmental issues. With the assistance of the firm's Government Relations practice, our attorneys and consultants monitor new regulations and legislation as they develop in New York state and Washington, DC. enabling us to best advise our clients on new legislation and to help shape laws that affect our clients' business.
Our Environmental Law practice handles a wide variety of permitting and enforcement matters, including municipal waste disposal, sewage facilities planning, wastewater and industrial waste matters, air quality management matters, underground storage tank permitting and compliance, wetlands preservation, and wastewater toxics evaluation issues. In addition, we have experience in negotiating administrative consent orders and agreements with NYSDEC, NYCDEP and the EPA.
When clients engage in the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate, our Environmental Law practice works closely with the firm's Corporate, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation and Real Estate attorneys to identify environmental issues through assessments and audits, enabling us to develop legal and technical solutions to these issues. We also assist clients with permitting, and coordinating necessary remediation efforts. Additionally, attorneys in MSEK's Litigation practice defend clients on a myriad of environmental issues, including state and federal Superfund matters, sewage and water pollution, storm water management, toxic discharges, water quality issues and matters relating to CIRCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Liability Act).
Administrative Appeals and Litigation
Brownfields & Contaminated Property
Endangered Species Act
Environmental Due Diligence
Hazardous & Solid Waste Management & Cleanup
Water Quality & Water Rights