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Sperduto Thompson excels at untangling the complex web of environmental laws and regulations that confront businesses every day. Negotiation is our preferred tool, and we utilize it to obtain creative, structured settlements of environmental disputes. As a result, our environmental clients retain the firm to obtain optimal remediation results with a minimum of business interference and legal cost. The firm has defended one of the nation's largest oil companies in proceedings brought by environmental regulators, and has sued a Fortune 10 oil company on behalf of a major New York City developer. The firm was involved in environmental litigation concerning the largest lease in GSA history. That litigation involved first-impression judicial analysis of the interaction between NEPA's Statement of Purpose and Need requirements and CICA's Solicitation for Offers provisions. The firm represented a leader in the environmental technology field tasked with remediating certain government facilities contaminated with anthrax spores. We also represented the former owner and developer of a shopping mall against claims for contribution under the New Jersey Spill Act due to the alleged discharge of hazardous waste.

Mr. Sperduto has litigated matters involving most of the federal environmental statutes, including CERCLA, RCRA, NEPA and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Mr. Sperduto also second-chaired the successful defense of a RCRA environmental enforcement action against General Motors in a proceeding that involved potential remediation costs of hundreds of millions of dollars.








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