Dworken & Bernstein’s Environmental Law practice group represents property owners as well as developers on matters relating to environmental issues such as Ohio and federal permitting and compliance, proposed rules and changes, remediation of contaminated land and litigation concerns.  We also counsel clients on how the resolution of these issues will affect their overall business objectives. There are a variety of challenging situations that have environmental, financial, and/or public relations impacts such as:

  • Building commercial or private real estate on protected land
  • Buying or selling contaminated real estate
  • Cost recovery or remedial action for landowners
  • Wetland or feedlot regulations
  • Criminal cases that involve forest fires, hazardous waste, or people becoming ill from their environment
  • Assessing damages to land and water from a criminal act or natural disaster
  • Federal or state litigation for superfunds, also known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

Environmental law is a complex series of laws dealing with chemicals, hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, infectious wastes, radioactive materials and natural resources such as oil, water, air and land use.  We balance our knowledge of various industries with our acquired business skills to provide our clients with comprehensive and strategic counsel. Our attorneys offer practical solutions for addressing the pervasive environmental issues that are encountered in the daily operation of our clients’ businesses, including current and legacy industrial operations, mid-sized and smaller businesses and real estate development interests. Dworken & Bernstein prides itself on assisting its clients in identifying and preventing environmental risks before they become issues, as well as using creative solutions to solve environmental problems when they occur.  We offer our clients a deep understanding of regulatory matters, including permitting and compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws; the environmental risk associated with commercial and corporate transactions and environmental litigation. Our Environmental Law practice group represents publicly and privately held corporations, as well as individuals. Our clients are engaged in a variety of businesses including metals manufacturing and finishing, waste disposal and wastewater treatment, real estate development and lending, chemical and plastics manufacturing, industrial gases, paints and coatings, and minerals and mining.

Contact Dworken & Bernstein’s Environmental Law practice group today for more information on how our attorneys can help with all aspects of environmental law. 

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