Jager Smith’s Environmental Law Group provides experienced counsel on all aspects of environmental litigation, compliance and due diligence. Our attorneys have recognized expertise in helping clients through all facets of environmental matters in high-stakes litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, and commercial real estate development.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of resolving disputes over the cost and responsibility of remediating contaminated properties, guiding clients through all phases of the cleanup process under federal and state environmental statutes, working closely with licensed site professionals, resolving insurance coverage disputes, appearing before administrative and permitting agencies, responding to government enforcement actions and investigations into alleged violations of air, water and hazardous waste regulations, and successfully working with government agencies to resolve regulatory and enforcement issues and litigating building permits, zoning appeals, easements and other property disputes.
The environmental practice is led by partner Bruce Smith, whose more than 35 years’ experience includes serving as the Chief of the Environmental Protection Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Because environmental issues often arise in the context of complex business and real property transactions, we regularly draw on the expertise of our corporate, tax, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys to best serve our clients’ interests.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in a wide range of environmental matters, including: