Overview

We defend civil, criminal and administrative enforcement actions brought by federal, state and local government agencies relating to all types of media. Our environmental lawyers develop creative and aggressive defense strategies and leverage opportunities for quick and cost-effective settlements.

We also combine our firm’s strong litigation experience and background in environmental law to deliver the best possible representation in environmental enforcement matters and administrative proceedings should the need for litigation be unavoidable.

    Podcasts
    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
    August 5, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Devin Barry and Joel Eagle

    In this podcast, Devin shares some observations on clients’ compliance challenges arising from COVID-19, and discusses with Joel how these challenges can be used to develop future COVID-19 compliance and enforcement defense strategies. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel and EHS managers interested in proactively addressing compliance as the pandemic continues to create challenges throughout 2020.

    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Manufacturing Plant Closures: Legal Compliance & Strategic Decision-Making for Investigation, Remediation & Sale
    September 1, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Andy Kolesar and Wray Blattner.

    In this episode, Andy shares his insights on strategic considerations for companies closing former manufacturing plants (something happening more frequently as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) that can lead to favorable outcomes in terms of complying with legal requirements, conducting cost-effective cleanups and maximizing the sale price. Andy and Wray discuss the pros and cons of mothballing former manufacturing properties, the risks and benefits of Phase II sampling to help quantify cleanup costs, long-term risk management considerations, and the key elements of effective corporate-wide plant closing and remediation programs. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel, EHS managers and corporate real estate professionals who are facing (or will face) the challenges presented by plant closures.