There are few businesses today that are not significantly impacted by federal, state, and local regulations designed to protect public health and the environment. McGlinchey’s environmental lawyers counsel clients and provide of-the-moment insights on a number of issues critical to the success of growing businesses in this highly regulated industry. Types of environmental matters on which we provide counsel include:

  • Permitting.
    Environmental permitting or licensing new projects, expansions or modifications; preparing comprehensive environmental assessments (or “IT Responses” as they are commonly known).
  • Due Diligence.
    Conducting and supervising due diligence in acquisitions, mergers, sales and refinancings; conducting environmental site assessments; negotiating and drafting environmental consultation representation, warranties and indemnities; developing brownfield strategies.
  • Environmental Management.
    Preparing corporate and site specific environmental audits; developing environmental compliance policies and programs; assisting in governmental and community relations; advising on environmental justice issues.
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste.
    Advising on obligations imposed on the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal issues; including notice letters, compliance, risk assessments, remediation and corrective actions, cost recoveries, allocations and indemnification, settlements, and enforcement actions.
  • Natural Resource and Wetlands.
    Advising on wetland surveys and delineations; federal and state jurisdictional determinations; individual or nationwide permits; state permits and water quality certifications; wetlands mitigation and banking; administrative enforcement proceedings; claims for natural resource damage and restoration; water rights issues; and endangered and threatened species.

McGlinchey environmental attorneys interact with state and federal officials on permitting, compliance, reporting and enforcement issues. Our team has worked with agencies and consultants in remediating environmental contamination with:

  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Superfund sites
  • The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) on oil and gas under Rule 29B and
  • The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on solid and hazardous waste under RECAP