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Representative Experience

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.

National Cement Company: Insurance Coverage Litigation

We were engaged by a national cement company to act as counsel to prosecute an action in Washington State to obtain insurance coverage from its insurance carriers for claims made against one of its subsidiaries. We initiated a coverage action against 48 separate carriers while the parent company pursued similar litigation in Connecticut. More

Natural Gas Pipeline

Richard Allan leads the firm’s representation in seeking all required land use reviews and approvals from four Oregon counties for a new 230-mile natural gas pipeline and associated facilities.  Our work includes the preparation of applications, representation in multiple local evidentiary hearings, and defense of local approvals on appeal. More