Compliance & Litigation

CMBG3’s Comprehensive

Environmental Services

Meeting Compliance

Identify legislation that will impact your business and recommend action steps to avoid disruption of business

Help clients develop comprehensive compliance programs to lower risk and reduce costs


Specialists in California’s Proposition 65, which regulates over 900 chemicals and requires detailed compliance steps from companies that sell, distribute, or manufacture
products in California

Suzanne Englot, former Environmental Health and Safety Consultant, provides unique
expertise to ensure regulatory compliance

Health & Safety

Develop ways to integrate regulatory compliance systems with environmental
monitoring and measuring

Help clients achieve compliance objectives with health and safety training and

Create policies and procedures that encompass employee health and safety

Help companies with workplace violations achieve quick compliance

Environmental Litigation

Examples of environmental litigation cases that we have handled include:


Post-fire contamination cases


Hazardous waste site cleanup cases


Transportation of hazardous waste cases


Underground oil tank and boiler release cases


Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims


PFAS contamination


Prop 65 litigation cases


in Numbers

PFAS Drinking Water Standards: Now What?

For a few years, we have written about the EPA's efforts to enact enforceable drinking water levels at the federal level for PFAS. It was clear long...

John Gardella Interviewed By NTV For PFAS Television Broadcast

John Gardella was recently interviewed for a TV program aired by NTV for his thoughts on why "removing PFAS" from corporate manufacturing processes...

John Gardella Interviewed On PFAS For Beauty Industry Article

Attorney John Gardella  was recently interviewed by Kathryn Hopkins, reporter for Women's Wear Daily (WWD), for her article that was published by...

Consumer Fraud PFAS Cases Continue To Rise

We previously wrote about two consumer fraud PFAS class action lawsuits filed in New York - one for a mouthwash product and the other for a sports...

Michigan PFAS Challenge Arguments Briefed For The Court

We previously wrote regarding a Michigan state court ruling that struck down Michigan’s PFAS regulations related to drinking water enforceable...

CERCLA PFAS Scope May Broaden To Many More PFAS

We previously reported on the EPA‘s long-anticipated proposed rule to designate PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. The public...

John Gardella’s PFAS Article Published In Legal Journal

Attorney John Gardella was recently invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Emerging Issues In Litigation, the premier resource for...

HB Litigation’s PFAS Trends Webinar Features John Gardella

John Gardella recently joined HB Litigation and Dr. Frank Pagone of RHP Risk Management on a webinar entitled "PFAS Consumer Fraud Litigation and...

John Gardella Interviewed By Chemical Watch On 2023 PFAS Forecast

Attorney John Gardella  was recently interviewed by Julia John, reporter for Chemical Watch, for her article regarding the 2023 outlook for PFAS...

Canadian PFAS Drinking Water Standards Proposed

We have documented for several years now the U.S. EPA's efforts to propose enforceable drinking water standards with respect to PFAS, and in...

Regulated chemicals for which we counsel clients

Team members specializing in environmental issues

States in which we represent clients for environmental issues

Experts in California’s Prop 65 regulations

Overturning Massachusetts DEP’s Decision to Levy Fines

Our client was a light industrial company that, due to the nature of its work, stored several types of liquid and chemical waste on its property for later disposal. A fire damaged a large portion of the company building where the chemicals were stored. It was determined to be an accidental fire; however, the fire caused several containers of chemicals to explode, leading to contamination of the company’s land. The Massachusetts DEP investigated the chemical runoff from the fire and alleged that the chemicals had permeated public land and waterways at levels above allowable concentrations. Our investigation of surrounding industrial sources of pollution, our site inspections, and soil and water samples performed by an expert LSP enabled us to write a comprehensive response report to the DEP showing that the chemical pollution was confined to the company’s property and had likely never contaminated public soil or waterways. With our report and negotiations with the DEP, the agency dismissed the Notice of Responsibility against our client, thereby saving our client thousands of dollars in fines.

California Team

Christine D. Calareso

SVP, Business Development | Partner

Gilliam F. Stewart

Senior Counsel

New England Team

John P. Gardella


Bryna Rosen Misiura


Alexandra M. Fraher


Jessica L. Deyoe


How We Can Help You

While all of our attorneys litigate environmental cases, should you need help with an issue in a specific state in which we regularly handle environmental legal matters, please contact

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