Phillips Lytle’s success representing a wide range of clients with environmental law matters spans decades and includes our role as sole defense counsel to Hooker Chemical Company (now Occidental Chemical Corporation) for personal injury actions and co-counsel on cleanup actions related to Love Canal.
Fortune 500 companies regularly rely on Phillips Lytle for assistance with issues related to environmental law. We have been included in Chambers USA for outstanding capabilities in environmental law for 15 consecutive years.
Our environmental law experience pre-dates the advent of water pollution legislation in 1970. It intensified with the enactment of waste management laws in 1976 and environmental cleanup laws in 1980. Our rich history of progressive environmental representation helped us to evolve into one of the most sophisticated practices in New York State and the nation. We also have established an innovative and successful Brownfield Redevelopment Practice, as well as one of the most comprehensive State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)/Environmental Impact Review practices in the region.
Our Environmental Law Team consists of both trial and administrative law attorneys with training and experience in civil and criminal litigation in state, federal and administrative proceedings, as well as environmental regulatory attorneys who advise business clients about regulatory compliance, environmental permit management, new property development and the redevelopment of environmentally distressed property.
We also represent clients on the varied environmental issues associated with real property transactions, asset and stock acquisitions, and divestitures. Our environmental attorneys collaborate with attorneys from other practice areas in the firm to give our clients the interdisciplinary depth that ensures complete, cost-effective representation. To that end, many of our attorneys have backgrounds in corporate, banking and financial services, real estate, personal injury, and chemical exposure/toxic tort law.