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Plunkett Cooney’s Environmental Law Practice Group consists of attorneys with significant experience in all areas of environmental law.

Whether the client is a business, individual or governmental entity, our attorneys can assist in matters involving environmental compliance and permitting, property transactions, corporate due diligence, risk management for corporate and banking clients, administrative hearings, land use, Brownfield redevelopment, underground storage tank removal, natural resources issues, and state and federal litigation.

Environmental law is a complex mosaic of common laws, statutes, regulations and administrative guidance on the federal, state and local level. Successful resolution of environmental matters hinges on an accurate analysis of the issues, followed by a proper and specific strategic response. The complexity of environmental law prevents a “template” approach, and Plunkett Cooney attorneys are adept at sorting through the maze of environmental regulation to address each unique situation.

Attorneys in Plunkett Cooney’s Environmental Practice Group have the experience and expertise to assist our clients in connection with a host of environmental issues, some of which include the following: the negotiating and litigating of cost recovery claims, advising clients in regards to complex regulation of solid and hazardous waste, drafting agreements to minimize or allocate the risks in complex business transactions, responding to the changing environment of greenhouse gas regulation, and assisting clients in air quality permitting and compliance matters.

Our Environmental Law Practice Group members constantly update their training and are often called upon by clients, industry associations and legal peers to write and lecture on environmental law developments. These activities translate into up-to-date practitioners who can use their knowledge into a legal advantage for their clients.

There are few areas of the law that are not affected by environment regulation and risk management. Due to the diversity required to handle environmental law matters, our attorneys have significant experience in other areas, such as corporate law, civil litigation, criminal litigation and real estate law. Such experience is key to understanding and addressing the far-reaching impact of environmental issues and how they interact with other areas of the law. Plunkett Cooney environmental attorneys are recognized by their peers and are sought out by attorneys from other firms to act as co-counsel to address their own clients' environmental concerns.

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