Environmental Law

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio is involved in all facets of environmental counseling, permitting and related litigation. Our attorneys secure permits for all environmental matters affecting land development, including wetlands, stream encroachment, waterfront development, septic and sewer permits, storm water discharge and related matters.

We also counsel residential and commercial builders and developers on the requirements of state and federal environmental law, including the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), Underground Storage of Hazardous Substances Act, Spill Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The Firm often represents purchasers and sellers of real estate, as well as lenders, for industrial and contaminated properties and litigates cost recovery actions on behalf of property owners that have undergone site remediation as a result of contamination caused by others. We also advise clients concerning potential liability under state and federal laws for the costs of remediating hazardous substances, and we work with our clients and other technical professionals in navigating the remediation process.

In addition, we have successfully obtained insurance indemnification and reimbursement of claims arising from the contamination of land and groundwater, leaking underground storage tanks, industrial activities and other toxic spills. Our services for developers include guidance through the regulatory maze governing the redevelopment of tainted property, and assistance in reclaiming brownfields.

Members of the Firm have been recognized for their efforts, on behalf of developers and others, in achieving a balance between land use and the environment. These efforts result in the preservation and enhancement of the value of property, fulfillment of the reasonable expectations of the community, and the timely receipt of development approvals.

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