Environmental Law and Toxic Tort

Look at any current newspaper, and the topic of the environment arises as a subject for debate, whether related to climate change, renewable energy, pipelines, or even local sewer bills. The ever-expanding maze of environmental tort laws that regulate every aspect of how businesses interact with the environment, from site contamination and clean-up to prevention. Businesses require expert legal guidance to effectively work through the regulations, to keep up on changing laws, to offer support through litigation and through compliance efforts, and to assist in the development of sustainable practices that will provide a competitive advantage and distinction in the marketplace.

McNees Wallace & Nurick provides a full spectrum of environmental tort law services, including compliance counseling and auditing on all federal, state, and local environmental regulations, oversight and advice regarding environmental cleanups and brownfield redevelopment, representation in state and federal litigation regarding environmental law and toxic tort law matters, and support in business and real estate transactions.  Our extensive experience has helped industrial, commercial and international clients throughout Pennsylvania and other eastern and Mid-Western states to address and overcome a wide range of legal challenges that arise from today’s pervasive environmental regulation and often litigious society. Our dedicated team of lawyers understands all aspects of environmental law and toxic tort law matters and offers counseling and advice on topics including:

  • Environmental law compliance counseling and auditing
  • Counseling on environmental health and safety management
  • Counseling on sustainability and recycling
  • Litigation before all state and federal courts and agencies
  • Contaminated site characterization and remediation
  • Counseling regarding the environmental implications of business and real estate sales and acquisitions
  • Defense of superfund claims brought on by the government or private party claims
  • Negotiations with the DEP and EPA on compliance and permitting issues
  • Permitting assistance and guidance
  • Litigation of government and private party claims, and criminal defense for environmental crimes
  • Toxic tort litigation, including defense of personal injury claims, medical monitoring and wrongful death due to exposure to toxic substances or contamination
  • Government relation services before the Pennsylvania legislature and DEP regarding pending legislation and regulations
  • The experience, skills and focus of the Environmental Law Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick give our clients access to full service environmental and toxic tort representation, with the personalized attention you can expect from a regional firm.

With analysis, insight and advice, we offer the foresight to help you avoid environmental tort law problems, but when environmental issues do arise, our team defends your interests through negotiation and litigation.