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Beveridge & Diamond PC

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Environmental boutique with extensive expertise in core areas such as air and water quality as well as brownfield redevelopment. Frequently engaged in regulatory compliance and environmental reviews for major power generation and transmission projects. Recommended for environmental risk review with regard to commercial and corporate transactions. Additionally attracts praise for its litigation experience concerning environmental liability, toxic torts and product liability. Noted for expertise in public infrastructure, energy, real estate, technology and chemicals.

Strengths

A client highlights: "The attorneys are excellent and there is very little turnover, which provides for a seamless and efficient relationship as well as unbelievable customer service."

Clients say: "They are helpful, well connected and effective. They know what they are talking about and think commercially; they're incredibly impressive."

"The firm's expertise in the environmental area is very strong and its work is very good," a source reports.

Work highlights

Represented Evraz, the owner of an active steel mill and several historic properties, in ongoing issues pertaining to the Willamette River Superfund site. The site involves about 250 parties, ongoing cleanup work and negotiations, federal litigation, natural resource damages claims, and a nearly 100-party nonjudicial allocation process.

Notable practitioners

John Paul is recognized for his representation of property owners and developers in contaminated site litigation and brownfield projects. He counsels clients on compliance and enforcement actions including air emissions and hazardous waste proceedings.
"He is responsive and thoughtful." "Incredibly responsive, diligent and collaborative."

Michael Murphy is noted for his environmental work on behalf of energy and waste projects. He handles permitting, compliance and contract negotiations.
"He is extremely intelligent, a strategic thinker and excellent draftsman." "He is pragmatic, commercial, and thinks of novel solutions to problems."

Stephen Gordon represents a host of private companies and municipalities in an array of environmental matters and land use concerns. He is particularly knowledgeable of enforcement proceedings.
"His key strengths are his experience, his knowledge and his relationships within the industry."

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New York

Environment


John Paul
Band 4
Michael Murphy
Band 3
Stephen L Gordon
Band 3