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Environmental Law

Myers & Myers handles a variety of state and national environmental matters, including permitting and regulatory compliance, administrative appeals, voluntary projects, cost recovery, litigation and appeals, and the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. Below is a brief description of common topics addressed by our environmental law attorneys. Give us a call at 517-540-1700 or submit a request for an appointment today to find out how we can help you.

Real Estate Due Diligence And Transactions

When an organization purchases real estate, a comprehensive due diligence process is essential to a successful transaction and for limiting the liability of the parties. Myers & Myers is experienced not only in the real estate transaction process in general but also with the diverging environmental concerns and requirements that are implicated in most transactions. To the untrained eye, certain environmental hazards could appear harmless but may have a lasting and detrimental impact on an organization if not addressed properly. If the appropriate due diligence is not performed in a real estate transaction, a new buyer could end up being liable for contamination caused by the seller. Myers & Myers stands ready to help you understand the environmental nuances in real estate and corporate transactions and how to leverage them to your benefit.

Environmental Compliance And Litigation

Our attorneys help our clients navigate the often-changing requirements of environmental laws and regulations. A large part of environmental law involves regulatory compliance, remediation, and permitting under various Federal and State laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), and other state and local counterparts and regulations. Myers & Myers regularly collaborates with regulators, in-house counsel, local counsel, scientists, environmental contractors, and cleanup contractors to consistently achieve favorable results in complex matters.

Administrative And Private Litigation

Disputes can arise when the regulators and clients disagree regarding environmental issues, particularly regarding permit applications or enforcement, and the source, cause, and remediation of contamination. If disputes with the regulators are not resolved in the administrative phase, litigation is the next step. Litigation can also arise among private parties regarding various environmental concerns, including citizen suits, migration or trespass of contamination, remediation and cost recovery, riparian rights, and contract enforcement. Our attorneys are experienced litigators prepared to assist you with all aspects of administrative and private litigation involving environmental matters.

At Myers & Myers, we can help you with a wide variety of environmental law concerns, including:

  • Air quality
  • Alternative and renewable energy projects
  • Asbestos
  • Brownfield redevelopment plans and compliance
  • Business liability analysis
  • Carbon Credit valuation
  • Contaminated soil and water
  • Due diligence in real estate transactions
  • Emergency response and reporting
  • Floodplain activities
  • Fugitive dust
  • Gas station ownership and compliance
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Hazardous materials
  • Land use planning
  • Lead-based paint
  • LEED and green building projects
  • Methane
  • Natural resource management
  • PCBs
  • Pesticides and chemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Radon
  • Real estate transactions
  • Regulatory matters
  • Riparian rights
  • Sand dunes
  • Solid waste
  • Storm water management
  • Sustainable development
  • Tax incentives
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Wetlands

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