K&L Gates

Environment Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Well-regarded team recognized for its adept handling of contaminated site matters, guiding parties through investigation, cleanup and cost allocation processes. Also highlighted for its expertise in air and water quality and its advice on land use and permitting. Frequently sought after by local governments, transportation companies, energy corporations and fisheries. Further noted for its understanding of tribal law matters and its initiative work.

Strengths A source says: "The team does a very good job. I have been very impressed."

Work highlights Advised BNSF Railway on the cleanup and cost recovery of a contaminated site in Spokane, Washington, which included negotiating a cost sharing agreement with another liable party and the consent decree with the State of Washington.

Notable practitioners

Ankur Tohan is "terrific and very practical, and has a breadth of experience," according to market sources. He assists clients with transactional, regulatory and contentious environment matters.

Craig Trueblood is knowledgeable about a wide range of environmental issues, including air and water quality and Superfund sites. He acts for municipalities as well as corporate clients.