Environmental Regulation and Waste Management

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Walter | Haverfield serves government entities, manufacturers, waste-disposal owners and operators, contractors, industrial and commercial property owners and various businesses affected by environmental legislation and toxic tort law. Our goal is to eliminate liability for our clients. While this is not always possible, we represent the full extent of our clients’ interests, regardless of liability. We handle cases pertaining to the following:

  • CERCLA Superfund
  • Cost recovery and contribution actions
  • Defense of environmental crimes
  • Disposal of solid waste and construction and demolition debris disputes
  • Environmental nuisance abatements
  • Environmental risk management and claims
  • Issues and disputes surrounding the permitting and operation of environmental facilities
  • Sludge incinerator issues

Our attorneys facilitate changes in laws and regulations and handle Ohio EPA permit applications and appeals of unreasonable or unlawful terms and conditions. We also evaluate insurance mechanisms to address short- and long-term environmental liability risks and provide counsel in private suits and community right-to-know requests. Our clients benefit from the firm’s wider expertise in areas such as real estate, labor and employment, corporate, financial and economic development services. Clients include:

  • Commercial and industrial property owners
  • Contractors
  • Government entities
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste disposal operators



  • Regionally, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Walter | Haverfield in the top regional tier for environmental law.