Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Extensive litigation, regulatory and transactional experience forms our attorneys’ environmental and natural resources law practice. At Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P., we make clients’ problems our own. We develop and implement effective strategies and solutions to achieve our clients’ goals.

Our clients range from national Fortune 500 corporations to regional companies and local owner-operated businesses. We represent clients from industries that include transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, health care, waste management, water, construction, and real estate. Our strong background in specialized areas combined with our practical approach enables us to implement strategies for successful outcomes.

Our attorneys protect clients’ interests by defending and prosecuting environmental claims through litigation, arbitration and mediation. We represent clients in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving complex statutes such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or “Superfund”), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. Our skilled attorneys are also versed in state environmental laws and regulations. Kell, Alterman & Runstein’s experience extends to the following areas:

  • Superfund Cleanup
  • Consent Decree Negotiations
  • Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions
  • Divisibility Defense to Joint and Several Liability
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Clean Water Act Citizen Suits
  • Defense of Enforcement Actions
  • Toxic Torts
  • Fines and Penalties

Attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein understand our clients’ desire to complete transactions and do business while minimizing exposure and limiting expenses. Early recognition of environmental issues allows businesses to manage these risks and the associated costs. After identifying environmental concerns, we help clients resolve problems by developing effective solutions. Kell, Alterman & Runstein helps clients comply with complicated and interrelated federal and state statutes and regulations without compromising their business objectives. Our transactional and business services and compliance counseling include the following:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Real Property Due Diligence
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Prospective Purchaser Agreements
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Resource Recovery and Recycling
  • Stormwater Management (NPDES Permits)
  • Water Rights

We routinely advocate for clients at the federal, state and administrative levels. Our attorneys represent clients in the following venues:


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