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Environmental, Regulatory and Compliance

Overview

Nutter has one of the largest and most diverse environmental law practices in New England. We have taken a leading role in landmark cases involving PCBs, asbestos, petroleum products, heavy metals, and other hazardous materials. Our environmental attorneys bring together interdisciplinary teams to accomplish a client's objectives, and have substantial experience working with both attorneys in other practice areas, consultants and expert witnesses to achieve successful outcomes.

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Our clients
Nutter's environmental attorneys provide counseling and representation to energy suppliers, petroleum companies, municipalities and other governmental bodies, real estate developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, educational and other nonprofit institutions, in the acquisition, financing, development and operation of properties and businesses. We provide assistance in securing land use and environmental permits and address regulatory matters in administrative and judicial settings.

Our lawyers are experienced in managing complex matters that involve regulatory strategies, public policy development, and risk management for business, government, and industry in the regulated arena.

Our practice
Nutter provides a broad range of legal services in regulatory permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters at the federal, state and local levels, including:

Hazardous waste management and litigation

  • State and federal superfund matters, including third-party cost recovery and insurance coverage
  • Toxic tort claims
  • Site remediation and brownfields redevelopment
  • Indoor air quality issues
  • Asbestos remediation

Solid waste regulation

  • Facility siting and regulations
  • Solid waste enforcement matters

Water pollution control

  • Wastewater and stormwater permitting and enforcement matters
  • Water supply, development and regulation
  • Industrial pretreatment and discharge
  • Groundwater withdrawal

Wetlands and waterways regulations

  • Chapter 91 permitting and regulation
  • Coastal and inland wetland matters
  • Federal §404 administration and enforcement

Air pollution control

  • State and federal permitting and enforcement for major facilities

Zoning and land-use control

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Acquisition, development and environmental work for Oracle Corporation

    Development of multi-building Oracle Corporation campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, including complex permitting and environmental issues.

  • Malden Mills Complex in Lawrence and Methuen, Massachusetts

    Assisted Lubert-Adler and Versa in their acquisition out of bankruptcy of the Malden Mills property in Lawrence and Methuen, including all permitting, and environmental analyses, and subsequent multiple dispositions of real estate assets, including complex title, permitting and subdivision matters.

  • CIRCOR International, Inc.

    Acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions
    $210 million

  • Represented major regional wastewater districts and authorities in connection with facility permitting, construction and regulatory enforcement

    Represented major regional wastewater districts and authorities in connection with facility permitting, construction and regulatory enforcement, including Industrial Pretreatment permitting, facility expansion, intermunicipal agreements, stormwater regulation and enforcement litigation. Recent matters include successful resolution of EPA enforcement actions and renegotiation of administrative orders.

  • Represented major petroleum companies in facilities permitting, development and enforcement

    Represented major petroleum companies in facilities permitting, development and enforcement, including comprehensive air quality permitting, dredging, site remediation, infrastructure improvements and dredging, and wastewater management. Current work includes preparation for pending bio-fuels requirements, and representation in connection with assessment and remediation under state and federal programs.

  • Court-appointed receiver responsible for the assessment, closure and redevelopment of a large landfill

    Served as a court-appointed receiver responsible for the assessment, closure and redevelopment of a large landfill in Middleton, MA, now redeveloped as a multi-use active recreational complex and park. In addition to several litigation actions, the scope included substantial financial and operational management of the facility, generating substantial funds returned to state and local governments.

  • Represented energy facility developers in acquisition, and expansion of power facilities

    Represented energy facility developers in acquisition, and expansion of power facilities. Work has included renegotiation of host agreements, modification of state and federal air permits, renegotiation of interconnection agreements and other operational agreements.

  • Represented parties in solid waste facility siting, permitting and enforcement

    Represented parties in solid waste facility siting, permitting and enforcement. This work includes restructuring host community agreements, participation in site assignment and related regulatory proceedings, and representing parties in DEP enforcement actions.

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