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Our Work

  • Convenience Stores

    Coordination of sale and/or purchase of various convenience store sites, including environmental reports and issuance of title insurance.

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Claims

    Represented parties defending numerous lawsuits involving superfund sites, including Gulf Coast Vacuum, Combustion Inc., Bayou Sorrel, Ruston Foundry, Palmer Barge Line and Malone Services. McGlinchey attorneys have defended numerous potentially responsible parties and have served on Defendants’ steering committees. McGlinchey attorneys frequently have assisted clients responding to CERCLA/Superfund Notice Letters and RCRA Section 308 InformationMore

  • Environmental and Public Health Issues Counsel

    Acted as Special Counsel to the St. Bernard Parish Council in responding to environmental and public health issues resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; established and acted as first General Counsel of Shipyard Association for Environmental Responsibility (SAFER) representing 67 shipyards along the Gulf Coast in dealing with federal and state environmental issues concerning theMore

  • Environmental Compliance for Financial Institutions

    Assisted numerous creditors in regulatory and compliance issue that arise in the context of securitization and enforcement of real estate loans. McGlinchey attorneys also have prepared opinion letters for lending institutions certifying compliance with all federal and state environmental permitting requirements.

  • Environmental Permitting

    Assisted clients in all matters of air, water, solid and hazardous waste, and wetland permitting issues, including, for example, assisting numerous clients in wetland permitting issues under the federal Clean Water Act (Section 404 Permits) and the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (Coastal Use Permits); developers and operators of solid waste disposal facilities in both permittingMore

  • Careful Investigation, Cooperation with Regulators, and Finding the Real Guilty Party Clears Client from Government Action in HAZMAT Probe – At No Cost

    Where we started: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Ohio EPA brought allegations that our client, a large military defense contractor, illegally disposed of hazardous waste material in a residential area in Ohio. After these agencies notified the contractor’s legal department and management team of an impending enforcement action, theyMore

  • Legacy Oilfield Cleanup Litigation

    Defended numerous oil and gas operators from claims alleging historical non-hazardous Oilfield Waste (NOW) and Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) contamination of property at or adjacent to oilfield sites allegedly arising out of oil and gas production.

  • Positioning the Facts to Demonstrate Plaintiff Suffered No Substantial Damages Undercuts Litigation and Scores a Victory for Client

    Where we started: A landowner in Louisiana claimed our client, a large environment consultant, provided bad advice about whether a sizeable tract of property could feasibly be very valuable as a wetlands mitigation bank. Based on the consultant’s assessment, the landowner invested money and resources into developing its land in preparation for the state to designateMore

  • Remediation of Contaminated Properties

    Assisted clients in remediation of contaminated properties, particularly involving application of Louisiana’s Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP), and addressed issues in property transactions, particularly regarding due diligence innocent landowner, bona fide prospective purchaser, innocent neighbor, and voluntary remediation program (VRP) limitations on environmental liability. McGlinchey has been closely involved in remediation of a wide rangeMore




  • DOJ to Stop “Piling On” and “Overfiling” Under Clean Water Act

    On July 27, 2020, in an effort to promote federalism, U.S. DOJ Assistant Attorney General issued a memorandum limiting federal civil enforcement discretion concerning certain Clean Water Act matters involving prior state proceedings.

  • 3M to Assess Alabama PFAS Risks in ‘Precedent-Setting’ Deal

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on an agreement 3M has made with the Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management, in which the company will assess contamination of “forever chemicals” PFAS in two Alabama counties, and will be held accountable for cleaning up the chemicals. The agreement “sets the stageMore

  • McGlinchey Launches Podcast That Brings You “More”

    McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the launch of its podcast, “More With McGlinchey,” available now where you listen to podcasts. “We know our clients look to us to cut through the noise in distilling the issues that matter to them,” said Rudy Aguilar, McGlinchey’s Managing Member. “We’re committed to providing information where our audienceMore

  • Lack of Perchlorate Standard Paves Way for Superfund Slowdown

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision not to set an enforceable limit for perchlorate, a chemical commonly used in rocket fuel. Since entities involved in Superfund cleanups often lean on federal drinking water limits to decide how much of a chemical to remove, aMore

  • Feuds Among EPA, Companies Delay Cleanup of Contaminated Harbor

    Environmental attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the tug of war between the U.S. EPA and the companies paying for cleanup over the scale and cost of the cleanup at Portland Harbor, a key international shipping port in Oregon and one of the country’s most toxic sites.  The EPA’s Remedial ActionMore

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