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Environmental Law

The HeplerBroom LLC Law Firm represents our clients in all aspects of local, state and federal environmental matters in transactions, regulatory compliance and litigation. Our clients are property owners, developers, tenants, prospective purchasers, lenders and facility owner/operators. We have substantial experience with the Missouri and Illinois systems of environmental governance, including the Illinois Pollution Control Board, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, as well as the myriad of local entities with responsibility for pollution control. Our team has handled the following legal services:

Transactions

  • Evaluation of Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments
  • Identification, assessment and solutions for environmental conditions
  • Coordination of asbestos, mold and lead abatement in buildings and structures and subsurface contamination remediation
  • Securing environmental insurance
  • Brownfields development and obtaining financial incentives for investigation and remediation
  • Adjacent property acquisition
  • Securing deed restrictions and other institutional controls to expedite cleanups

Regulatory Compliance

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Mold
  • Leaking underground storage tanks
  • Management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes
  • Siting and permitting of pollution control facilities
  • Hazard communication
  • Worker safety
  • Community Right to Know Laws
  • Voluntary and required abatement and remediation

Administrative Proceedings and Litigation

  • Illinois, Missouri and federal civil enforcement litigation
  • Common law claims including products liability, trespass, nuisance and fraud
  • Cost recovery and contribution
  • Permit appeals
  • State reimbursement fund insurance appeals