Representative Cases:

  • Represented a major manufacturer in air enforcement cases and Title V permitting issues, NPDES and stormwater compliance issues and in developing a comprehensive, multi-media compliance management plan including management training.
  • Assisted major manufacturer in complying with due diligence inquiries in negotiated sale of assets.
  • Represented large and medium size Indiana cities in negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on consent decrees dealing with combined sewer overflow systems, including assistance with development of long-term control plans.
  • Assisted large and medium size Indiana cities in obtaining acceptable renewals of NPDES permits from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for wastewater treatment plants and drinking water facilities.
  • Advised County Commissioners from Indiana county seeking contractor for the construction and operation of a new county-wide solid waste landfill.
  • Represented former transmission repair facility in IDEM cleanup action regarding chlorinated solvent plume requiring extensive soil, groundwater, surface water and vapor testing and remediation.
  • Defended air, water, wetlands, and solid waste enforcement actions and represented clients in permit and other administrative hearings.
  • Represented clients in State Cleanup, Leaking Underground Storage Tank and Voluntary Remediation Program remediation actions, including assisting in the review and preparation of site investigations and corrective plans, pilot studies, and community relations plans.
  • Assisted clients with recovery from IDEM’s Excess Liability Trust Fund for qualifying investigatory and remedial work for releases relating to USTs.
  • Represented major manufacturer in Superfund case, developing historical data to establish de minimis status.
  • Represented clients in litigation against other potentially responsible parties under the Environmental Legal Action statute, the Underground Storage Tank statute and common law claims.
  • Negotiated and drafted settlement agreements, agreed orders, consultant contracts and cost sharing agreements.
  • Represented current owner of brownfield site after discovery of historical contamination from 100+ year former manufacturer, defending IDEM action, pursuing other PRPs and undertaking on- and off-site investigation.
  • Represented community of neighbors negatively impacted by local plant, including involvement in IDEM permitting decisions, performing comprehensive compliance review and negotiating plant buy-outs of individual homeowners.
  • Represented individual class member in class action over patented herbicide damage to vegetation.
  • Represented property owners impacted by public works project, negotiating an upgrade to the project to reduce potential storm water damage to clients’ property.
  • Advised and represented clients on hazardous waste compliance issues.
  • Successfully challenged IDEM action against landowner for contamination of client’s land by third parties during client’s ownership.
  • Appealed a USEPA enforcement action on behalf of a refrigerant manufacturer, resulting in a dramatic reduction of penalties.
  • Advised and assisted local developers in obtaining government grants to develop brownfield properties.