Our lawyers handle a broad range of environmental matters for automotive and manufacturing clients. We possess extensive experience in environmental permitting and compliance matters before local authorities, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and environmental agencies of other states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. We are experienced in air and water quality compliance, brownfield redevelopment, defense of criminal enforcement efforts, advising on environmental issues involved in the purchase and sale of real estate assets, manufacturing facility selection and siting, hazardous waste matters, licensing and permitting, remediation of contaminated sites, solid waste disposal, handling of toxic substances, and the defense and prosecution of environmental litigation.

We counsel major automotive manufacturers and numerous automotive suppliers in finding creative solutions to minimize environmental risks in acquisitions and divestitures. Environmental aspects handled include retention and supervision of consultants to perform environmental due diligence, negotiation of environmental terms of transaction agreements, and insurance policies.

Representative Matters

  • Counseled large and small manufacturers regarding all manner of environmental regulations
  • Represented major automotive manufacturers and suppliers in evaluating the potential risk of environmental liability, including cleanup costs and indemnification rights, related to the acquisition of numerous automotive parts facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico
  • Counseled major automotive manufacturers on environmental risks and exposure related to divestiture of major automotive parts suppliers with numerous manufacturing facilities
  • Represented major automotive manufacturers in response to U.S. EPA subpoenas for alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act
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