O’Toole Scrivo has extensive experience in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, regulatory disputes, permitting, and cost-recovery under state and federal environmental laws in New Jersey and New York, including CERCLA, RCRA, ISRA, the Underground Storage Tank Act, Navigation Law, the Spill Compensation and Control Act, the Federal and State Wetlands Acts, TSCA, and the Air Pollution Control Act.

Science and Technology

  • Extensive experience working with experts in environmental issues
  • Synergistic capabilities to understand and address damage to land and facilities and construction on contaminated land

Counseling

  • Compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Permitting for the redevelopment of Brownfields property
  • Drafting and review of contracts with potential environmental risks
  • Risk-reduction and risk-transfer techniques to avoid or mitigate potential liability exposure

Dispute Resolution

  • Defense and pursuit of cost recovery actions
  • Defense and pursuit of toxic tort actions
  • Negotiation and, if needed, litigation with governmental authorities and private parties
  • Pursuing insurance coverage, indemnification, and contribution
  • Defense of penalty enforcement actions
  • Defense of natural resource damages (NRD) claims

Knowledge of the Law

  • Understanding the complex relationships among federal statutes, state statutes, regulations, and common-law remedies
  • Identifying the law applicable to collateral consequences of environmental claims, such as construction delay damages, loss of use of property, and diminution in value of property
  • Communicating our legal knowledge, insights, and recommendations to our clients promptly and effectively
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