Environmental Law

Environmental Law

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. advises senior management of domestic and international companies in litigation and enforcement actions before state and federal regulatory agencies including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP).

We assist clients in navigating the entire range of environmental law, including due diligence, compliance issues, contamination, and regulatory matters. Our lawyers represent clients in every aspect of regulatory counseling, strategic permitting, litigation, legislative matters, rulemaking, criminal investigations, corporate crises, civil enforcement, contaminated site remediation cost recovery, and business transactions. We specialize in forging practical legal solutions to complex environmental challenges. Our attorneys have the knowledge, credibility, and skill to deliver practical and strategic advice,

Our environmental practice covers all aspects of environmental law in California. We have expertise with all federal environmental laws and their California counterparts, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and OSHA.  We have extensive contacts with the California Department of Fish & Game, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California’s Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission, and the Office of the Attorney General of California.

Clients value our understanding of the ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape. We offer well-grounded legal advice and counsel in connection with compliance issues, transactions, and disputes concerning environmental requirements and potential environmental damages. Our practice advises on a gamut of environmental laws from local remediation programs to national environmental policy regulations to international climate change treaties.

Attorney David Chapman handles complex multi-party environmental litigation cases and compliance matters involving unilateral administrative orders, investigation orders, and cleanup and abatement orders in the following areas:

  • CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act)
  • RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)
  • CWA (Clean Water Act)
  • CAA (Clean Air Act)
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
  • Toxic Substances Control Act
  • Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act
  • Proposition 65


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