Navigating the labyrinth of environmental statutes, regulations, and ordinances can be a difficult and intimidating task. Deutsch, Levy & Engel understands the issues and is experienced in counseling clients in formulating and implementing plans for operations and compliance with federal and state law, including issues concerning liability, asset value, and cost recovery.
Navigating environmental laws and regulations that can affect your business
Federal, state and local environmental laws designed to protect human health and the environment can impact the purchase, transportation, storage, use, and disposal of hazardous and toxic substances. The regulations of these materials and their release or discharge into the air, soil, surface water, and groundwater can affect the day-to-day operation and transactions of many businesses, the value of property, construction costs, and tax liabilities. Our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance in identifying the impact of environmental laws on your business, conducting due diligence, assessing risks, and developing and implementing cost-effective responses.
We assist clients in transactional matters such as the acquisition or sale of a business or real estate, leasing, construction, procurement of financing and loan extensions, and special tax assessment classifications. We offer compliance counseling regarding the use, recycling, and disposal of hazardous or toxic substances in plant operations and manufacturing processes, as well as the removal or encapsulation of materials such as asbestos, lead-based paint, and underground storage tanks. If the need arises, we also represent clients before federal and state courts, the Illinois Pollution Control Board, and other administrative agencies in environmental litigation, remediation, cost-recovery, and regulatory compliance matters.