Environmental

Compliance & Litigation

At CMBG3, gold-star client service means being there for our clients for the full spectrum of environmental needs – cost-saving compliance checks for any environmental regulation, health and safety training for employees, working with agencies in the event of an environmental violation, and litigating environmental lawsuits.

Our Industry Expertise Sets Us Apart

Other law firms have career attorneys on staff. CMBG3 has attorneys who previously worked in various regulatory fields, including Suzanne Englot, who worked as an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant before joining our team. In that role, she partnered with manufacturing, property management and insurance clients to ensure regulatory compliance, including in-depth research on clients’ domestic and international work sites, submitting regulatory filings, and preparing clients for internal and external audits and inspections.

This level of expertise in the environmental compliance field ensures that we will protect our clients from ever having to face costly environmental litigation.

How We Can Help

What’s New in Environmental Law

Regulatory Compliance

The cyclical nature of inspection, auditing, and enforcement of the requirements governing every company means that there is always a regulatory issue to address. We help our clients develop a comprehensive compliance program that is integrated into the operation of the business to lower risk and reduce costs.

In addition, we specialize in helping our clients comply with California’s Proposition 65, which regulates over 900 chemicals and requires detailed compliance steps from companies that sell, distribute, or manufacture products that contain any of the regulated chemicals. 

Environmental Health and Safety

We provide our clients with an intuitive way to integrate regulatory compliance systems by partnering environmental monitoring and measuring (such as through OSHA and the Clean Water Act) with health and safety training and implementation (for example, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act). We help our clients by creating policies and procedures that encompass both subjects.

Environmental Litigation

Examples of environmental litigation cases that we have handled include: 

  • Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims
  • Hazardous waste site cleanup cases
  • Transportation of hazardous waste cases
  • Underground oil tank and boiler release cases
  • Post-fire contamination cases

White House Action Regarding Proposed PFAS Bill

On January 7, 2020, the White House announced its intention to veto the PFAS 2019 Action Plan.  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) are a class of over 4,000 manmade chemicals with unique physical properties that make them water repellant, oil repellant, and...

EPA Makes Progress on PFAS Action Plan

The EPA has released a proposed Systematic Review Protocol that, when finalized, will be used to conduct toxicity assessments for five of the variations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Protocol is an amalgamation of the procedures and methods that...

How We Can Help You

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

California Team

W. Joseph Gunter

Partner
Northern California
W. Joseph Gunter

Partner

Northern California

Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices
Southern California
Christine D. Calareso

Partner & Director of California Offices

(949) 467-9605
Southern California

Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine
Southern California
Luis A. Barba

Supervising Partner - Irvine

Southern California

Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel
Northern California
Gilliam F. Stewart

Of Counsel

(415) 957-2322
Northern California

T. Stephen Corcoran

Of Counsel
Southern California
T. Stephen Corcoran

Of Counsel

Southern California

New England  Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, MA
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, MA

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

Boston, Massachusetts

Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Ross Elwyn

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Associate Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

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