Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell assists clients in a broad range of environmental compliance matters. We are best known for work on unusually complex compliance and cleanup projects. Our attorneys routinely represent clients with respect to their rights and responsibilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other federal and state statutory schemes for the cleanup of contaminated sites and contribution claims for remediation costs. We also represent private parties as well as cities, counties, and other public jurisdictions negotiating and implementing administrative orders, voluntary cleanup plans, and consent orders; responding to compliance orders; and acting on notices of violation.
Board of County Comm’rs of La Plata County, Colorado v. Brown Group Retail, C.A. 08-CV-00855 (D. Colo. 2008) (provided expert testimony on reasonableness of remediation costs)
Brown Group v. Hathaway et al., C.A. No. 01-AJ-0917 (D. Colo. 2001) (represented potentially responsible party (PRP) in CERCLA cost recovery, contribution, and common law tort action)
U.S. v. IBM Corp., C.A. No. 01-B-1017 (D. Colo. 2001) (represented PRP in CERCLA cost recovery action)
Colorado School of Mines v. AK Steel et al., C.A. No. 99-N-1863 (D. Colo. 2001) (represented third-party defendant/PRP in CERCLA cost recovery action)
Colorado School of Mines v. Teck Corp., C.A. No. 99-M-1310 (D. Colo. 1999) (represented assignor of claimant in CERCLA cost recovery and common law tort action)
Mathews v. Dow et al., 947 F. Supp. 1517 (D. Colo. 1996) (represented PRP in CERCLA cost recovery, contribution, and common law tort action)
See Brownfields for other project examples.