Undertaking a construction project, operating a manufacturing business, or transferring or acquiring property - each is likely to give rise to environmental issues. At Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP, our environmental attorneys assist real estate developers, manufacturers, landowners, and other businesses and individuals in all aspects of environmental law.
CR&F attorneys have particular expertise in navigating the complex issues associated with selling, leasing, developing and purchasing contaminated properties (“Brownfields”); including conducting and managing environmental due diligence, attending to zoning, permitting and approval issues (i.e., issues related to wetlands, solid waste and hazardous waste, air quality, water quality and wastewater treatment); procuring environmental insurance, drafting indemnification and hold harmless provisions, drafting site access agreements, and negotiating with regulatory agencies regarding remediation plans.
Our firm has had significant success litigating a variety of environmental matters including responding to, and defending against, administrative enforcement actions (Notices of Violation, Notices of Intent to Enforce, CERCLA 104(e) requests, etc.) from state and federal regulatory agencies such as RIDEM, EPA and CRMC. Our environmental team also has significant experience representing parties in state landfill, hazardous waste and federal Superfund Site (CERCLA) clean-ups.