When a building or other real property is not compliant with environmental laws, the fines and remediation expenses can be significant and the liability reaches far and wide. Current and prior owners can be liable and, depending on the circumstances, the developers, contractors, lenders, tenants can be legally responsible or incur damages from the contamination.
F&E’s litigators handle cases involving professional negligence claims against environmental consultants when they fail—or are alleged to fail—to uncover current or potential problems at a site during an environmental assessment (either a Phase 1 or other investigation).
We represent the purchasers, owners, developers and lenders who are damaged by negligent consultants and we also defend consulting firms who are battling such claims.
F&E’s extensive work representing the parties to construction and other real estate disputes, as well as the firm’s experience with transaction due diligence, makes us well suited to provide practical, business-oriented advice to both plaintiffs and defendants in these high-stakes claims.