When you're looking for Environmental Lawyers Near You

As environmental lawyers in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, we share you concerns about the environment and protecting our natural resources like water, minerals, endangered species, and even the air we breathe. That’s where environmental law firm comes into play. We can help regulate businesses and how they impact the environment.

What our environmental lawyers do

The environmental law attorneys in our Norristown law office work to help clients navigate and negotiate with regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. We combine our legal know-how with our technical expertise in engineering and science to support and represent individuals, companies, and municipalities. The goal is to ensure both the environment and our clients are protected.

That means enforcing environmental regulations and those injured by environmental damage as well as defending individuals or businesses against lawsuits alleging environmental damage.

Environmental law focuses on several key components:

  • Waste management
  • Food production
  • Water reserves
  • Pollution control and remedies
  • Flora and fauna
  • Mining
  • Emissions and construction

It’s complex to say the least. Our environmental lawyers are well versed in regulatory laws. If you’d like to learn more about environmental law in general, here is a great resource, https://www.environmentalscience.org/environmental-law.

Protecting the Environment and Your Legal Rights

With all the regulations surrounding environmental law, it pays to have an environmental law firm close by making sure you remain in compliance, especially if your business routinely comes into contact with environmental laws.

Are you looking to build? Has your business created pollution? Do you use large volumes of water with your business? Does your business impact soil quality? Do you have toxic waste requiring disposal? Our environmental lawyers have the expertise to address these types of concerns.

Environmental Law Services

Audits & Investigations

Our environmental law firm has extensive experience assisting clients in conducting voluntary internal investigations and environmental audits. In response to government triggers, our attorneys have assisted clients in conducting mandatory investigations to identify compliance issues and areas in need of corrective action.

Our environmental lawyers can identify and manage outside consultants to assist in providing specialized services connected with identifying compliance deficiencies and developing and implementing corrective actions.

Brownfield Redevelopment

Whether you’re a landowner, developer, lender or private equity investor, our attorneys can reduce the risks attached to corporate real estate financing and transactions. We provide counsel covering the following areas of concern:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Project Development
  • Contracting
  • Buyer/Seller Agreements
  • De Minimis Settlements
  • Permitting
  • Remediation Agreements
  • Environmental Insurance

Construction Law

Our firm guides clients through all phases of the construction process including feasibility analyses, bidding, construction, and closeout. Our environmental lawyers negotiate and draft construction and development contracts, counsel clients on organized labor issues, appear before regulatory bodies, and assist clients in overcoming issues on troubled projects. Visit our Construction Law page here.

We provide counsel on environmental law for any number of concerns:

  • Issues relating to design defects
  • Project delays
  • Construction methods
  • Specifications compliance
  • Quality of work
  • Site conditions
  • Cost recovery
  • Remediation
  • Organized labor
  • Personal injury
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Prompt Payment Act

Counseling & Compliance

With environmental law, counseling is critical. Why? Because it can be tough understanding how environmental regulations are applied. We specialize in breaking down those regulations into understandable and implementable actions.

Our environmental lawyers can help you determine what regulations apply to your operations and what you must do to attain and maintain compliance all the way down to permits and permit conditions.

We can help develop strategies ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory programs while mitigating your risks.

Corporate Transactions

Our environmental law firm represents buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers. Whether you are buying, selling, borrowing, lending or investing in real estate or on-going business concerns, there are potential exposures to environmental liability and operational risks. Those liabilities and exposures need to be identified, understood, and documented.

Our environmental attorneys conduct and facilitate environmental and land use due diligence associated with the purchase and sale of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures of businesses and other assets. Our goal is to ensure your deal goes through with no surprises.

Crisis Management

During crisis management, companies are repeatedly faced with the need to address situations where they often lack expertise. That’s when you need a legal firm with the expertise and knowledge to counsel, support and assist company management during and after the crisis.

Our environmental attorneys know how to respond to regulatory and government authorities, the community, employees, media, and insurance companies. We take into account short and long term liabilities, regulations and their application, and deliver transparency in communications.

Litigation & Enforcement

Our environmental lawyers negotiate creative solutions to complex environmental enforcement, contract indemnity disputes, and litigation matters. Experience counts and our attorneys have represented clients before the U.S. EPA, PA Public Utilities Commission, PA Environmental Hearing Board, and NLRB in issues relating to agency enforcement actions, permit appeals, and contaminated site cost recovery litigation.

We’ve helped multi-national Fortune 100 companies along with local businesses and municipalities in sectors like chemical, manufacturing, waste management, recycling, construction, and more.


Our environmental lawyers have represented municipalities and municipal authorities, public and private corporations, joint ventures, private businesses, and individuals. They’ve helped obtain permits for municipal and residual waste landfills, transfer stations, resource recovery facilities, incinerators, and autoclaves.

Our involvement has not only required an in-depth understanding of solid waste rules, but also the ability and experience to evaluate the impacts of environmental programs like wetlands protection, water management, soil conservation and air pollution control on solid waste applications. We’ve also ensured proper coordination of permits or approvals at both the state and local levels.

It's smart to have a good environmental law firm to make sure you avoid potential issues. Give our law offices a call. We’ll make sure you’re covered. Call 610-275-0700.

Environmental Law Attorneys

David J. Brooman

David J. Brooman | Environmental Lawyer | High Swartz

David J. Brooman has more than three decades experience in environmental law, zoning and land use development, and environmental litigation.

Richard C. Sokorai

Richard C. Sokorai | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Richard Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz. He focuses on civil litigation, personal injury, and environmental law as an attorney.

Mark R. Fischer Jr.

Mark Fischer | litigation Attorney | High Swartz Attorneys at Law

Mark Fischer represents businesses in breach of contract, payment collection, construction defect, & consumer protection disputes in PA and NJ.

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