Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Environmental

Overview

Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer recognizes that doing business often requires our clients to navigate complex environmental and related laws and regulations. BHBM has attorneys with a wealth of experience in federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, who are prepared to help clients manage these complexities in transactions, negotiations, regulatory proceedings and litigation. Whatever the situation, we provide competent representation to clients designed to result in a rational outcome, while also being mindful of costs and investments.

Our environmental attorneys have handled matters from individuals to multi-national companies and include a real estate and environmental attorney with a master’s degree (LL.M.) in environmental law who has written a handbook on Louisiana environmental law, a former assistant attorney general and environmental crimes prosecutor, and a former oil and gas industry worker, who have decades of experience handling environmental matters in and out of the courtroom and before regulatory agencies.

BHBM attorneys have experience with federal, state and local environmental, health, safety and coastal laws affecting individuals, businesses and industrial facilities, including:

Environmental Litigation

  • Toxic Tort Matters (Individual and Class Action)
  • Defense of Enforcement Actions (Administrative, Civil and Criminal)
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Legacy Lawsuits
  • Environmental Contamination and Spill Defense
  • Natural Resource Damage Actions
  • CERCLA Cost Recovery Litigation

Regulatory Compliance

  • Louisiana Environmental Quality Act (LEQA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act (EPRCA)
  • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Transactional

  • Environmental Due Diligence for Industrial and Commercial Transactions
  • Subsurface Investigation and Remediation
  • Conservation Easements
  • Establishing Mitigation and Restoration Land Banks

Coastal Law

  • Coastal Zone Management Act Permitting
  • Dredge & Fill Permitting
  • Compensatory Mitigation
  • Floodplain and Water Resources Management
  • Land Use Planning
  • Water Bottoms, Navigability and Boundary Disputes
  • State and Federal Wildlife & Fisheries Matters


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