For businesses large or small, staying in compliance with state and federal laws is critical to preserving not only your bottom line, but your brand reputation as well. The last thing you want to deal with when developing a new property or conducting daily operations is to be hit with penalties for straying outside the current environmental regulations. Or worse, a public lawsuit that threatens to derail everything you’ve worked so hard for. Here at Benner & Boon, we are committed to helping companies across California understand the laws that guide their industries and ensure the proper protocols are in place to protect their workers and natural resources.
We have worked in environmental law for many years, handling clients of all kinds and representing a variety of clients through property acquisitions, litigation, contamination cleanups, and more. You can rely on us to know the laws and help you navigate inspections and rulings from several governmental agencies, including:
- Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB)
- Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Local Municipalities
When you want to grow your business and keep your public reputation clean, staying in compliance with governmental ordinances is a must. This is true for new developers on superfund sites, manufacturing companies, and any other business that handles hazardous substances.
Additionally, one of the most important aspects of successfully asserting your interests and defending yourself throughout an environmental litigation is working side by side with the regulatory agency overseeing the investigation and cleanup.
If you are contacted by a regulatory agency to investigate and clean up contamination, you first and foremost need to comply with their requirements and deadlines to avoid penalties and fines. An environmental attorney can work with you in this process and ensure that you comply with all requirements. An environmental attorney will also work with you to review the investigative data and the historical use of the property to determine if a lawsuit is warranted against neighbors, nearby businesses, prior owners, past businesses, and/or any local municipalities.
Benner & Boon is the best partner you could ask for, to provide counsel and representation on all types of regulatory issues. When you are ready to learn more, get in touch with our firm today and ask for your free case evaluation.