Environmental Law

Environmental Law

Benner & Boon counsel individuals and business entities in a wide range of environmental matters. Our environmental lawyer expertise ranges from due diligence upon property acquisition to litigating complex, multi-party contamination cases with the ultimate goal of cleaning up and abating contamination sites. Experience working with insurers, consultants, and regulatory agencies is critical to resolving environmental matters. Benner & Boon frequently do so on our clients’ behalf.

Environmental law continues to evolve, especially over the past three decades as environmental concerns become more prevalent both in the general population as well as local, state, and federal governments. A knowledgeable environmental attorney on your side when faced with environmental questions or concerns is crucial to avoiding potential fines, costs, or litigation.

In terms of litigation, Benner & Boon understand the intricacies and strategies to achieve an amicable resolution with opposing parties. We will tirelessly advocate for your cause with unique strategies as well as the ability and experience of competing with the largest and most prestigious environmental firms in California.

Areas Of Expertise:

  • California’s Hazardous Substance Account Act (“HSAA”)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”)
  • Dry cleaner contamination sites
  • Environmental Class Action Lawsuits
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Governmental agency compliance (RWQCB, DTSC, EPA, and local municipal enforcement)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Land use and natural resources
  • Nuisance and Trespass
  • Oil and petroleum pollution
  • Cleanup and Abatement Orders
  • Superfund
  • Tetrachloroethylene (commonly referred to as “PCE” or “PERC”) contamination
  • The Federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990
  • The Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act
  • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”)
  • Underground Storage Tanks (“UST”)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (“VOCs”)

Contact us For a Consultation if You Have Any of These Commonly Asked Questions:

  • Can the City be held liable for causing or contributing to contamination?
  • Do I need to conduct an environmental investigation before purchasing a commercial property?
  • Do I need to conduct an environmental investigation before purchasing a residential property?
  • What do I do if a neighbor accuses me of contributing to contamination?
  • What do I do if I am inheriting property that may be contaminated?
  • What do I do if the Regional Water Quality Control Board contacts me regarding contamination of my property?
  • What if I no longer own the business accused of contributing to contamination?
  • What if I no longer own the property accused of contributing to contamination?