Hiscock & Barclay
Hiscock & Barclay

Environmental

Our attorneys have experience with a broad array of environmental regulations, including air, water, solid waste, petroleum products, pesticides, chemical, hazardous waste, and wetlands. Our knowledge of state and federal regulatory programs is key to the business-oriented solutions we provide to clients to effectively navigate complex federal and state regulations, and to ensure that they maintain compliance with regulatory agencies. Our clients include a wide variety of commercial businesses, including energy, petroleum, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and real estate companies, public utilities, financial institutions and municipalities, as well as manufacturers of an array of products, including aerospace/defense, paper, steel and aluminum.

Our attorneys have represented clients in a broad array of environmental matters, including successfully defending them in CERCLA and RCRA claims, and in Superfund clean-ups and cost recovery actions. We assist clients through all stages of permitting and project siting, as well as with brownfield developments. We also have successfully represented our clients before federal and state agencies regarding regulatory enforcement and compliance issues, and defended them in any related litigation.

Attorneys on this team have broad practical knowledge gained from years in high-level positions at environmental administrative agencies, including the former General Counsel of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. These lawyers maintain relationships with senior administrative officials, facilitating access to address client concerns. Several attorneys also have advanced professional degrees in engineering and scientific disciplines to supplement their legal training, which often simplifies interactions with clients and regulatory agency technical personnel. Some attorneys have also served in high-level positions in a variety of businesses where they gained first-hand experience in confronting environmental issues. The practice also includes experienced litigators who represent our clients in a broad range of environmental litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.