Assessing and allocating environmental liability are crucial in a wide range of business transactions, including corporate acquisitions, mergers and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. The potentially staggering costs of compliance with governmental regulation and mandatory cleanup efforts have caused many transactions to be completely re-evaluated. Litigation arising from environmental concerns continues to increase. Our lawyers have played a substantial role in the development of this area of law. We have represented numerous clients in court and before state and federal environmental regulatory bodies. As a result, we have gained a working understanding of the legal and technological issues critical to successful representation. We also are experienced in liability insurance coverage disputes, which are often incidental to environmental claims.