State and Federal Environmental Permitting and Defense of Enforcement Proceedings
We advise our clients on all types of environmental permitting and enforcement defense, working often with environmental engineers and other consultants. The interests of our clients are best served by planning that includes careful consideration of the technical consultants work together with a sound understanding of the applicable regulatory law, and the interests, rights and responsibilities of the client. Avoidable difficulties most often arise when all these aspects are not considered no matter the size of the project.
Compliance and Counseling
We have the deep experience required to handle questions of regulatory compliance, including the interpretation and implementation of the myriad types of environmental permits and compliance plans required of 21st century businesses, and are versed in the complex statutory and regulatory environmental requirements with which our clients must comply.
Environmental Due Diligence
Often working closely with members of our corporate department, we advise clients engaged in the sale or acquisition of property and businesses on the meaning of, the limitations to and potential protections afforded by Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments, as well as the potential uses of insurance and other contractual protections to facilitate all manner of business transactions.
We have extensive experience handling permitting and related appeals before the State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Committee, the Waste Management Council, Water Council, Air Resources Council and the Wetlands Council, the EPA Environmental Appeals Board, the Army Corp of Engineers, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Energy Facility Siting
McLane Middleton is a leading New England law firm in matters pertaining to the siting of energy facilities and infrastructure, including assisting clients in proceedings before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (NHSEC), as well as local permitting and land use approvals for smaller projects.
We represent our clients in a wide variety of environmental litigation in State and federal courts, including those throughout New England, New York, and beyond. We have extensive experience in large personal injury and property damage claims associated with manufacturing operations, CERCLA cost-recovery actions arising out of the former operations of manufactured gas plants (MGPs); and, representing policyholders in the pursuit of insurance recovery for substantial environmental liabilities.
Environmental Toxic Tort Defense
McLane Middleton has extensive experience in litigation relating to environmental contamination in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut, and South Carolina. A number of these cases were jury trials.
For the past 80 years, McLane Middleton has represented clients in the energy, utilities and telecommunications industries. As these industries have become more complex, our work for clients in these sectors has become more varied, ranging from regulatory, environmental, corporate and litigated matters. As these industries have become more complex, our work for clients in these sectors has become more varied, ranging from regulatory, environmental, corporate and litigated matters.