Our Environmental and Energy Lawyers Protect Your Business and the Environment

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. As a result, that's where our environmental law firm comes into play as we can help regulate businesses and how they impact the environment.

What our environmental lawyers do

The environmental law attorneys in our law offices work to help clients navigate and negotiate with regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. So, we combine our legal know-how with 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 for those injured by ecological damage and 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. But our environmental lawyers are well versed in regulatory laws. If you'd like to learn more about environmental law, 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 to ensure you remain in compliance. That's especially true if your business routinely comes into contact with environmental laws.

Our attorneys will help you address critical concerns, for example:

  • 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?

You can rely on our environmental lawyers to address these questions, among others.

Environmental Law Services

Our law firm handles an array of services focused on protecting your business from violating environmental regulations. Examples include:

1. Audits & Investigations

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

Our environmental lawyers can identify and manage outside consultants to provide specialized services to determine compliance deficiencies. But, more importantly, they'll develop and implement corrective actions.

2. Brownfield Redevelopment

Whether you're a landowner, developer, lender, or private equity investor, our environmental law attorneys can reduce the risks of corporate real estate financing and transactions. For example, 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

3. Construction Law and Environmental Concerns

Our construction lawyers guide clients through all phases of the construction process, including feasibility analyses, bidding, construction, and closeout. In addition, 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 problems on troubled projects.

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

4. Counseling & Compliance from Our Environmental Lawyers

With environmental law, counseling is critical. Why? Because it can be tough to understand how environmental regulations are applied. As a result, 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 down to permits and permit conditions.

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

5. Corporate Transactions

Our environmental law firm represents buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers. So, 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 vulnerabilities need to be identified, understood, and documented.

Our environmental attorneys conduct and facilitate ecological and land use due diligence associated with purchasing and selling real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures of businesses and other assets. Consequently, we aim to ensure your deal goes through with no surprises.

6. Crisis Management

During crisis management, companies repeatedly face 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. For instance, we consider short and long term liabilities, regulations and their application, and deliver transparency in communications.

7. Litigation & Enforcement

Our environmental lawyers negotiate creative solutions to complex environmental enforcement, contract indemnity disputes, and litigation matters. Experience counts. So our attorneys have represented clients before the U.S. EPA, PA Public Utilities Commission, PA Environmental Hearing Board, and NLRB for issues relating to 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.

8. Waste

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

Our involvement has required an in-depth understanding of solid waste rules and 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.

Contact Our Environmental Lawyers

It's wise to have a good environmental law firm to make sure you avoid potential issues. So give our law offices a call and we'll make sure you're covered. Call 610-275-0700.

Environmental and Energy 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 | Litigator in Montgomery County PA

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

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