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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.

Cetrulo LLP knows how to navigate the complex 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.

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
  • The Resource Conservation And Recovery Act
  • State statutory claims

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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