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Representative Experience

Middle Fork Irrigation District (MFID): Fisheries Management Plan

Compliance with MFID’s Special Use Permit from the United States Forest Service evolved into an informal ESA consultation focusing on threatened Bull Trout, and other species, in the Districts’ Laurance Lake reservoir and tributaries. More

Missouri Superfund Site: CERCLA Defense

We served as lead defense counsel in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for this former operator of a Missouri Superfund Site in actions against the U.S. EPA and other private parties for costs recovery and contribution under CERCLA. More

MTCA: Multi-Party Agreed Order Negotiations

On behalf of fuel distributor client, assisted in multi-party negotiations surrounding an agreed order with the Washington State Department of Ecology for an interim action, remedial investigation and clean up of a nearly century-old site located on the Columbia River.

MTCA: Resolving Condemnation Action Against Municipality and Indemnity Claim Against Insurer

Assisted in mediating and obtaining a favorable settlement for a dry cleaner client in defense of a cost recovery claim made by a municipality after it condemned a portion of the client’s property during a road widening project wherein it encountered hazardous substances attributable to client's dry cleaning operations. More

MTCA: State Regulatory Closure and Cost Recovery of Multiple Petroleum and Solvent Sites

On behalf of multiple land owners and real estate developers, assisted on numerous sites throughout Washington in successfully obtaining regulatory closure of petroleum and solvent sites and recovering remedial action costs from liable parties as a result of brownfield redevelopment projects.