We help clients deal with the complex issues that arise in the remediation of contaminated sites, including hiring and supervision of environmental consultants, negotiation and resolution of cleanup obligations, notification requirements, permitting requirements, access agreements, restrictive covenants and institutional controls and negotiation with regulators regarding site closure requirements. We can also help negotiate cost cap insurance policies and agreements to manage our client’s financial risks. We work with environmental consultants, site remediation contractors, and regulators to address the cleanup process in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.

The remediation of contaminated sites occurs under the direction and oversight of state (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality or MDEQ) or federal (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA) agencies, depending upon the nature and source of the contamination.  We have experience in assisting clients with site remediation under the following programs:

If you have any questions about these programs as they relate to your property, please give us a call.

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Michigan Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Amended – Elimination of Buy-Downs for Small UST Owners and Retroactive Reduction in Deductibles
Posted on January 3, 2017
2016 closed out with some good news for underground storage tank (UST) owners in Michigan. On December 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed House Bill 5599 into law (PA 380 of 2016), amending UST corrective action funding provisions of Part 215 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended. The most significant impact of this amendment is two-fold: the lowering of deductibles (from $50,000 to $10,000 per claim for owners/operators of eight or more USTs, and from $50,000 to $2,000 per claim for UST owners/operators of seven or fewer USTs). Further, these lower deductible... MORE
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Posted on December 22, 2016
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Non-Competes Between Commercial Ventures to be Assessed Under Rule of Reason
Posted on July 18, 2016
In Innovation Ventures v Liquid Manufacturing, LLC, Michigan Supreme Court Docket No. 150591 (decided July 14, 2016), the Michigan Supreme Court considered whether the validity of a covenant not to compete should be determined by looking at the factors provided in MCL 445.774a or by using the “rule of reason” analysis. MCL 445.774a sets forth factors for a court to consider in analyzing covenants not to compete in an employer-employee context. The covenant not to compete considered in this case, however, was in a written agreement between two businesses. The statutory factors include the following: (1) duration of the... MORE
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