Chapman attorneys represent clients in connection with environmental regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement, and litigation

Chapman represents companies, lenders, trustees, and municipalities in connection with environmental compliance matters and in environmental disputes across numerous industries. Our work involves a wide range of rulemaking, enforcement action, agency investigation, and claim and cost recovery issues involving air, water, and soil contamination. 

Compliance, Permitting, and Rulemaking. Chapman attorneys routinely counsel clients on brownfields redevelopment, disclosure, permitting, rulemaking, and regulatory compliance matters, including matters involving underground storage tanks, release reporting, and recordkeeping under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. We represent clients in administrative proceedings, in connection with federal and state agency investigations and enforcement actions, and in formulating comments with respect to the environmental rulemaking process.

Regulatory Actions. Our experience includes advising clients with respect to various matters related to their compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and permits, and responding to regulatory investigations and enforcement actions under the following statutes:

Litigation. We defend and enforce the rights of both public entities and private parties in a wide variety of litigation matters arising from environmental contamination, including indemnification and other contractual disputes, toxic tort, negligence, nuisance and trespass claims, and cost recovery actions. Our experience also includes the defense of class actions, the prosecution of insurance recovery suits, and the enforcement of environmental claims in bankruptcy proceedings.



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