Contaminated Properties/CERCLA

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Helping Clients to Rehabilitate Old Properties for New Uses

We have a proven record of successfully facilitating the cleanup and redevelopment of a large variety of complex contaminated properties throughout the Intermountain West.

Applying our extensive experience representing clients in cleanups at Superfund and other contaminated sites, Parsons Behle & Latimer has developed substantial experience in representing developers, prospective purchasers and lenders concerning the cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned or underutilized contaminated sites, often referred to as Brownfields sites. Many of these properties have historically posed significant legal challenges that have discouraged their cleanup and redevelopment. However, our attorneys have successfully utilized creative legal, financial, and insurance solutions to assist clients throughout the Intermountain West with cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties.

The firm currently represents clients in significant Brownfields projects in various states around the West. Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements with the government and private parties that limit the liability of our developer clients, obtaining government permits and approvals, pursuing cost recovery claims, finding insurance products, and negotiating and drafting insurance policies that address a wide range of potential liabilities and risks associated with the acquisition, cleanup, and redevelopment of Brownfields sites.

Representative Matters

Cleanup of former uranium mine in New Mexico
Brownfield advice
CERCLA RI/FS Settlement Agreement
Cleanup cost recovery
CERCLA financial assurance rulemaking
Cleanup of existing smelter facility in Peru
Recovery of over $25 million for environmental cleanup
Recovery of over $65 million in environmental cleanup costs
Defense of EPA CERCLA liability claims and toxic tort lawsuit
PCE cleanup cost recovery lawsuits
Acquisition and cleanup of former manufacturing facility