Environmentally Impaired Properties
Environmentally Impaired Properties
Through our work with clients with extensive real estate holdings, we have learned the import and extent of our clients’ property holdings, lease and tenant programs, environmentally impaired properties, and the costs, risks and damages often associated therewith.

We offer a unique ability to mitigate our clients’ exposure associated with their real-property holdings and to enhance recoveries on first-party claims.  Our lawyers have undertaken to quantify and pursue some of the most daunting and creative damages claims in the country, ranging from property and market damages on a macroeconomic level to the prosecution of economic and tax revenues for entire state governments.  At Kelley Drye we consistently help clients mitigate the risk posed by impacted properties and obtain significant damages and recoveries from responsible third parties.

Our environmental attorneys also assist clients in conducting environmental due diligence and contractual negotiations in transactions ranging from real estate purchases and sales to mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings.  Through timely characterization of environmental risk and contractual risk allocation, and the use of innovative third-party risk transfer mechanisms (like insurance and guaranteed fixed-priced remediation contracts), Kelley Drye’s environmental attorneys have the know-how and experience to efficiently resolve complicated environmental problems, allowing transactions to proceed with a minimum of cost and time.

Property Damage and Environmental Litigation

At Kelley Drye, we represent clients in environmental and property damage matters across the country.  Companies with large real estate holdings and other institutional land owners have particular exposures and responsibilities due to their operations and property holdings.  Oftentimes, these issues result from historical operations associated with tenants or prior owners.  Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in a wide variety of environmental actions, including cost recovery actions, contribution actions, nuisance and property damage litigation, natural resource damages litigation and many other matters relating to contamination and impaired real property.  We also use our significant environmental experience to assist our clients with environmental regulatory matters and enforcement actions at the local, state and federal levels.  From representing railroads in large Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) litigation to investigating and pursuing contribution for legacy-contaminated sites from prior owners, operators and tenants, our attorneys handle the full spectrum of environmental and property damage litigation for our clients.

 
 

Overview

Through our work with clients with extensive real estate holdings, we have learned the import and extent of our clients’ property holdings, lease and tenant programs, environmentally impaired properties, and the costs, risks and damages often associated therewith.

We offer a unique ability to mitigate our clients’ exposure associated with their real-property holdings and to enhance recoveries on first-party claims.  Our lawyers have undertaken to quantify and pursue some of the most daunting and creative damages claims in the country, ranging from property and market damages on a macroeconomic level to the prosecution of economic and tax revenues for entire state governments.  At Kelley Drye we consistently help clients mitigate the risk posed by impacted properties and obtain significant damages and recoveries from responsible third parties.

Our environmental attorneys also assist clients in conducting environmental due diligence and contractual negotiations in transactions ranging from real estate purchases and sales to mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings.  Through timely characterization of environmental risk and contractual risk allocation, and the use of innovative third-party risk transfer mechanisms (like insurance and guaranteed fixed-priced remediation contracts), Kelley Drye’s environmental attorneys have the know-how and experience to efficiently resolve complicated environmental problems, allowing transactions to proceed with a minimum of cost and time.

Property Damage and Environmental Litigation

At Kelley Drye, we represent clients in environmental and property damage matters across the country.  Companies with large real estate holdings and other institutional land owners have particular exposures and responsibilities due to their operations and property holdings.  Oftentimes, these issues result from historical operations associated with tenants or prior owners.  Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in a wide variety of environmental actions, including cost recovery actions, contribution actions, nuisance and property damage litigation, natural resource damages litigation and many other matters relating to contamination and impaired real property.  We also use our significant environmental experience to assist our clients with environmental regulatory matters and enforcement actions at the local, state and federal levels.  From representing railroads in large Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) litigation to investigating and pursuing contribution for legacy-contaminated sites from prior owners, operators and tenants, our attorneys handle the full spectrum of environmental and property damage litigation for our clients.

Partner
Email (713) 355-5050(713) 355-5050
Bill Jackson is co-chair of the firm’s national Environmental Law practice group, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and is managing partner of the firm’s Houston offi...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5055(713) 355-5055
Micheal Dobbs has nearly two decades of experience in commercial, environmental and tort litigation matters, with an emphasis on environmental litigation and regulatory matters.  He has served...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8648(202) 342-8648
David Frulla practices in the areas of government relations and public policy, campaign finance and political law, litigation and environmental law.  A determined advocate, effective negotiato...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5023(713) 355-5023
Will Petit represents clients in the litigation and trial of environmental, commercial and general civil matters.  He also provides practical, cost-effective legal advice on general business a...
Special Counsel
Email (973) 503-5936(973) 503-5936
Steven Humphreys concentrates his practice on all aspects of environmental law and related counseling of businesses.  He advises businesses in regulatory compliance and management of environme...
Senior Associate
Email (713) 355-5013(713) 355-5013
Lana Rowenko is an environmental litigation senior associate in the firm’s Houston office.  Her practice focuses on environmental and commercial litigation.  Lana has experience in ...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5007(713) 355-5007
Jennifer Barks focuses her practice on environmental, energy, and commercial litigation.  Jennifer performs varied civil pre-trial tasks, including document review and collection of evidence d...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5032(713) 355-5032
Fabio Dworschak is an environmental litigation associate in the firm’s Houston office.  Fabio represents clients in environmental, commercial, and general civil litigation matters. ...
Associate
Email (713) 355-5002(713) 355-5002
Lauren Shah focuses her practice on environmental matters across the country.  She represents public and private sector clients in a wide range of disputes, including actions under the Compreh...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8675(202) 342-8675
Bret Sparks is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He focuses his practice on monitoring and lobbying legislative issues on behalf of clients as well as developing polit...