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Environmental Regulation & Waste Management

Walter Haverfield’s environmental attorneys counsel clients on the full range of issues related to hazardous, non-hazardous, and toxic waste management regulatory compliance, permitting, and enforcement. We serve 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 unique blend of skilled, dedicated attorneys focuses on eliminating 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:

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Superfund
Cost recovery and contribution actions
Defense of environmental crimes
Disposal of solid waste and construction
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 Environmental Waste Management Insight

Our attorneys are dedicated to finding new ways to help clients identify solutions and new business opportunities. We help navigate changes in both 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 while providing counsel related to private suits and community right-to-know requests.

Our clients benefit from the firm’s deep bench strength 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
  • Manufacturersra
  • Waste disposal operators

Contact

Ralph E. Cascarilla, Managing Partner

Ralph represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of governmental white-collar criminal investigations, including environmental, health care, securities fraud, antitrust, tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal elections and government procurement matters.

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Recognition

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Commercial Litigation
  • Metropolitan Tier 1:  Environmental Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1:  Land Use & Zoning
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Banking and Finance Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Construction Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Construction
U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2021 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Commercial Litigation
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Environmental Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Land Use & Zoning
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Environmental
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Banking and Finance Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Construction