Environmental

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

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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
implementation

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:

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Post-fire contamination cases

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Hazardous waste site cleanup cases

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Transportation of hazardous waste cases

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Underground oil tank and boiler release cases

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Land, property, and water contamination, including CERCLA claims

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PFAS contamination

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Prop 65 litigation cases

Strength

in Numbers

John Gardella Interviewed By AM Best On PFAS Future Risk and Loss Issues

John Gardella was interviewed as a PFAS litigation, compliance and trend predicting expert for an article published recently in AM Best. The article...

Prop 65 Notices On PFAS Foretell Wave of Corporate Targeting

In the span of one week at the end of March 2021, the state of California issued three separate Prop 65 notices on PFAS that will add significant...

PFAS In Landfills In MN Is Warning Alarm For Waste Management

We have previously written about the impact to waste management companies from ever-increasing scrutiny over PFAS issues in the media and scientific...

PFAS Paper Mill Lawsuit In Maine Exposes Corporate Susceptibility

On March 5, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in Maine by residents of Fairfield, Maine, in which they allege that a paper mill company...

PFAS Drinking Water Regulations: Full Steam Ahead Under Regan

For several months, we predicted that the Biden-Harris administration's nomination of Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency...

PFAS Drinking Water Rules: One Step Closer To Final Rule

Yesterday, the EPA took two actions that move it much closer to issuing PFAS drinking water rules for two types of PFAS - PFOA and PFOS. We have...

“PFAS Blueprint” In MN May Be Blueprint For Other States

On February 10, 2021, Minnesota announced its "PFAS Blueprint", a 191 page aggressive plan with its stated goal being to "protect our communities...

PFAS Water Utility Lawsuit Shows An Increasing Trend

In the latest PFAS water utility lawsuit (PAWC Complaint - PFAS), the Pennsylvania-American Water Co. ("PAWC") sued numerous PFAS manufacturers over...

EPA PFAS Regulations: “PFAS A Priority” Says Incoming Administrator

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michael Regan, underwent his confirmation hearing. His...

PFAS Air Emissions Regulations: NY Joins The Fray

On January 13, 2021, the state of New York, through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), became only the second...

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.

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

California Team

W. Joseph Gunter

Trial Counsel
Northern California
W. Joseph Gunter

Trial Counsel

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

Senior Counsel
Northern California
Gilliam F. Stewart

Senior Counsel

(415) 957-2322
Northern California

New England  Team

John P. Gardella

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
John P. Gardella

Shareholder

(617) 279-8225
Boston, Massachusetts

Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder
Boston, Massachusetts
Bryna Rosen Misiura

Shareholder

Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne Englot

Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Englot

Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Alexandra M. Fraher

Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts
Jessica L. Deyoe

Attorney

Boston, Massachusetts

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