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Overview

Environmental law is complex and constantly changing, with new areas of concern, federal and state environmental laws and regulations, court decisions, and remediation standards and technologies emerging all the time. Curry & Friend attorneys use their industry knowledge and experience to provide sophisticated guidance on the most difficult issues facing oil, gas and chemical companies, from regulatory compliance to risk mitigation to compex litigation.

Curry & Friend's environmental and toxic tort team is well versed in the rules and regulations of the LDNR's Office of Conservation, and can guide our clients through the often confusing regulatory scheme that governs E&P legacy sites. We assist clients in a wide variety of matters, including insurance coverage for environmental claims, investigation and cleanup of state and federal Superfund sites, environmental enforcement actions by state and federal regulatory bodies, negotiation of potential regulatory fines and penalties, overseeing remediation of soil, groundwater, sediment and surface water contamination, and litigating private cost recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA and its state law counterparts.

Curry & Friend attorneys are conversant in the many scientific issues affecting environmental and toxic tort claims, and regularly assist clients in negotiating the scope and extent for investigations and cleanups, monitoring environmental consultants and contractors, and obtaining no further action determinations. We are particularly well-versed in Act 312 property remediation and NORM personal injury litigation. We work closely with environmental engineers, health physicists, toxicologists, pulmonologists, chemists and other experts in defending cases, which are often expert intensive and involve multiple plaintiffs and voluminous documents.

Recognizing that an ounce of prevention often provides the best outcome, Curry & Friend offers our clients advice and counsel to resolve issues and evaluate available courses of action. Our advice is based on our experience representing clients in the oil, gas and chemical industries in non-litigation issue resolution, litigation, mediation and through regulatory proceedings.

 

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