Contaminated Property & Brownfields Redevelopment
The firm represents property owners, lending institutions and purchasers and sellers of real property with environmental contamination issues. We have assisted clients in all facets of property- and facility-related environmental issues. Our work has involved recommending the right environmental consultant, assessing the benefits of Ohio’s Voluntary Action Program (brownfields), determining ways of handling complex hazardous or solid waste issues, and supervising large-scale remediation projects.
Our experience in this area is deep and includes representation of a major defense contractor in a CERCLA and Ohio Voluntary Action Program cost recovery matter related to PCB remediation. This was one of the largest VAP cost recovery cases ever filed in Ohio. We also represented one of Ohio’s largest cities in a Voluntary Action Program litigation involving a former manufacturing facility impacted by costs of PCB contamination from historical foundry operations. Additionally, our firm led the environmental work for a real estate developer in one of the largest brownfield project redevelopments to date in Ohio.