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ON SOLID GROUND

Environmental law is an ever-changing area that engenders risk and uncertainty for businesses. Cetrulo LLP’s Environmental Practice Group offers clients the surefooted guidance they need in complex, multi-party environmental matters.

Across the U.S., owners, operators, generators, and transporters turn to us to handle federal and state environmental issues, such as permitting, compliance, enforcement, and remediation, including associated litigation. We prosecute and defend private disputes concerning environmental issues, including toxic tort cases, land use disputes, and environmental insurance coverage claims.

PLOT THE COURSE

The crisscross of federal, state, and regional administrative agencies is like a road without signposts. Cetrulo LLP knows how to navigate the twisting regulatory and permitting issues involving air quality, water quality, and solid and hazardous waste management. Our environmental attorneys routinely steer matters through the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

NO ROAD TOO STEEP

Efficiently and economically, our goal is to minimize your exposure and liability by avoiding, negotiating, or, if necessary, litigating the issues. The scope of our work spans:

  • Superfund sites
  • Cost recovery actions
  • Wetlands protection
  • Waste water treatment and discharges
  • Air emissions
  • Hazardous waste management and disposal
  • Toxic tort claims
  • The Clean Water Act
  • CERCLA
  • The Resource Conservation And Recovery Act
  • State statutory claims

THE RIGHT TEAM

Lawrence G. Cetrulo, founding partner of Cetrulo LLP and chair of our Environmental Practice Group, has represented Fortune 500 companies in environmental matters for more than thirty years.

He is or has been involved in major EPA and state Superfund matters in Massachusetts and New England, representing parties in enforcement actions, and the defense or prosecution of private party contribution to clean-up sites. He recently authored two chapters in the American Bar Association book, “Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery”.

Our firm has served as lead counsel and as members of steering committees in several multi-party Superfund enforcements in New England and in other parts of the country. Our attorneys have negotiated insurance recoveries, provided environmental coverage opinions, obtained local environmental permits, directed environmental audits/due diligence activities for potential buyers of property and have rendered advice and guidance to clients on environmental laws. We also represent insurers in declaratory judgment actions brought by insureds for coverage of environmental issues.

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