At SLR, we’ve successfully leveraged our strong technical capabilities across a wide range of disciplines, and our understanding of state, local, and federal regulations, provide support for our client’s legal issues, including claims and litigation.
SLR’s senior technical experts provide support in environmental court cases, land and contractual disputes, financing arrangements, risk assessment, regulatory interactions, and pre-acquisition and post-acquisition due diligence cases. From technical evaluation of environmental data and engineering, to deep regulatory experience and understanding of case law on both the state and federal level (including Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act [CERCLA] and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [RCRA] matters), and understanding the complex nature of each transaction, our team is versed at working with clients to understand and support the scope of their business objectives. Our clients praise our ability to understand their “big picture” while conducting detailed review, where needed, to get at the details without losing site of their end needs. SLR’s litigation support experience has included landfills, industrial facilities, refineries, airports, retail gas stations, dry cleaners, and agricultural properties impacted with chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and/or phenols.
In addition to litigation support, SLR provides advice to legal counsel and their clients on a range of environmental matters, including review and oversight of remedial investigations of soil, groundwater, soil vapor, air, storm water, and surface water. Additionally, SLR performs owners’ engineering reviews and oversight of feasibility studies, endangerment assessment, source control evaluation, compliance audits, and beneficial use surveys.
SLR’s senior team of advisors assists clients with the following:
- Expert reports and declarations development
- Environmental contract review
- Expert testimony
- Mediation support
- Settlement conferences and arbitrations
- Testify in live and mock trials
- Regulatory and case law presentations for continuing legal education (CLE) credits
How SLR can help
SLR provides full technical and liaison expertise to support clients and attorneys on a range of cases, including negotiations, mediation, litigation, and expert witness, as well as to resolve third-party disputes. SLR professionals provide additional assistance with:
- Expert opinion
- Develop allocation of costs amongst potentially responsible parties
- Forensic evaluations
- Develop supporting technical arguments