Environmental Law

The attorneys at Senak Keegan Gleason Smith & Michaud, Ltd. have litigated numerous environmental and toxic tort matters in both federal and state courts around the country.

They have successfully defended major corporations in lawsuits involving claims under the Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Water Act and state common law theories of liability. These matters have included several toxic tort actions each with hundreds of plaintiffs. In addition to defending such matters, our attorneys have significant experience representing major corporations and individuals as plaintiffs in environmental lawsuits.

They have successfully prosecuted CERCLA cost-recovery claims, RCRA imminent and substantial endangerment claims and toxic tort claims. Our attorneys also have experience representing clients in U.S. EPA and state administrative enforcement and penalty actions under RCRA and the Clean Air Act regulatory programs. In such matters they have persuaded the agency to modify its application of the penalty policy and successfully asserted the inability-to-pay defense.

The attorneys at Senak Keegan Gleason Smith & Michaud, Ltd., have also represented corporate clients at more than 20 Superfund sites and acted as counsel for a Superfund site steering committee. They have also provided environmental transaction support for numerous corporate transactions involving environmentally distressed properties and businesses. In one instance, our attorneys led an environmental due-diligence team in a $50 million acquisition of a corporation with facilities in the United States and the Caribbean. In addition, they continually monitor major developments in environmental legislation and regulatory rule-making. Our attorneys have also served on the board of directors of an environmental reporting services company and one of them as a volunteer member of a municipal environmental advisory commission.