Foulston Siefkin has a long history of representing clients in all areas of environmental law and related toxic tort litigation. Foulston Siefkin's environmental attorneys have the backgrounds and substantive expertise necessary to deliver legal services and counseling in a broad array of environmental litigation and regulatory and transactional areas. As important as the scope of our substantive expertise, however, is the practical experience of our attorneys and the relationships they have built with regulators, environmental consultants and other counsel on local, state, regional and national levels. Such tools enable the environmental practice group to address the varied needs of clients in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Foulston Siefkin's environmental attorneys provide representation, advice and counsel to a wide variety of clients including established commercial and industrial businesses of all sizes, emerging businesses, municipalities and property owners and lessees. We are regularly involved in preventing and solving problems for our clients in virtually all aspects of the environmental practice, including air, water and soil pollution; solid and hazardous waste compliance and enforcement matters; agribusiness environmental regulations and compliance; hazardous substance site investigations, cleanup and related litigation; wetlands development; regulation of underground and above ground storage tanks; pesticide and herbicide matters; asbestos-related problems; and dry cleaner site matters. In addition to the litigation and administrative aspects of our environmental practice, Foulston Siefkin has developed significant expertise in designing and implementing appropriate and cost-effective environmental due diligence strategies in business acquisition and merger transactions.
Areas of Representation
Foulston Siefkin offers its clients a "full-service" environmental practice, with attorneys experienced in a wide range of environmental practice areas including:
We advise and represent potentially responsible parties (PRPs), both private party and governmental, in negotiations and litigation with the EPA, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and numerous other state and local government agencies. We also have substantial experience in negotiations and litigation with other PRPs in cost recovery and contribution litigation under CERCLA
Our representation and counseling of clients in the area of hazardous and solid waste includes RCRA and state law compliance and enforcement matters, including administrative enforcement proceedings, negotiation of consent agreements, and solid waste landfill matters.
The regulation of the state's varied agribusinesses involves a unique group of clean water, clean air, solid waste and common law nuisance issues. Foulston Siefkin has represented clients ranging from large corporate CAFOs to individual dairy farmers in this expanding area.
We have advised numerous clients on compliance with the reporting requirements of the Act, including Form R submittals, and have defended clients in EPCRA enforcement proceedings.
Our permitting experience covers a wide range of substantive environmental statutes including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Wetlands permitting and RCRA permits. In addition, we deal regularly with KDHE and other state agencies with respect to state permitting requirements.
In addition to counseling on both underground and aboveground storage tank compliance issues, we regularly represent clients in their dealings with the KDHE under the state's trust fund program and in storage tank-related litigation.
We have represented businesses, agriculture, trustees and other individuals in a variety of toxic tort and property damage litigation, ranging from "sick building" cases to the defense of environmental property damage class actions.
We counsel clients daily on all aspects of environmental due diligence and environmental risk evaluation and management in connection with property transactions, business sales and acquisitions and mergers.
The environmental practice group works closely with the firm's insurance law practitioners to advise clients on environmental insurance coverage and duty to defend issues, as well as representing clients in coverage litigation.
Our services include counseling clients on this expanding area of environmental enforcement law.
We have worked extensively in the areas of asbestos NESHAP regulations and enforcement proceedings, as well as other state and federal asbestos laws and regulations.
Foulston Siefkin has developed substantial expertise in counseling and representing clients in both administrative proceedings and litigation related to the state's recently enacted Drycleaner Environmental Response Act.
Our practitioners have represented businesses and individuals in connection with site clean ups and liability releases under the state's recently enacted voluntary clean up program.
Bank of America, N.A.
Cessna Aircraft Company
City of Newton, Kansas
City of Wichita, Kansas
MacAndrews and Forbes
Ritchie Associates, Inc.
The Boeing Company
The Coleman Company
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