Faegre Drinker

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Proficient in a broad variety of contamination issues, with particular expertise in contaminated water work and river sediment remediation. Wider area of expertise includes Superfund matters, multiparty litigation, enforcement defense and transactional work. Its diverse client base includes manufacturers, chemical companies, pharmaceutical entities and developers.

Strengths A source comments: "I was most impressed with the dedication, efficiency and speed the team brought to the issue."

A client highlights its "depth of knowledge, great response time and ability to successfully negotiate."

Peers note that the firm "has a vibrant practice in this area."

Work highlights Advised The Buccini/Pollin Group on the sale of a brownfield property for commercial development.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Foster
advises on a host of contentious environmental matters. His expertise covers Superfund cost recovery and CAA enforcement actions.

Bonnie Allyn Barnett
remains a prominent presence in the environmental world, regularly representing manufacturing and energy companies in environmental disputes, among other matters.An impressed client comments that she is "incredibly knowledgeable on the regulatory compliance side, and also sophisticated in her ability to negotiate with state agencies."

Christopher Boyle
handles all aspects of transactional environmental work, including assisting clients with transactional due diligence in connection to the acquisition of brownfield sites. He impresses sources with his ability to "achieve practical solutions consistent with his client's risk tolerance."