Our team is led by a former senior EPA attorney who helped write the initial rules upon which the national CERCLA Natural Resource Damages (NRD) enforcement program is based. With this valuable insider-insight, we offer clients unparalleled knowledge of federal and state regulatory processes and a deep understanding of the scientific, technical and economic methodologies typically used to assess and establish NRD claims. Our extensive experience in this field gives us the advantage in navigating and litigating NRD matters under CERCLA and helps us limit our clients’ exposure and liability. Since the inception of CERCLA, Preti Flaherty’s environmental attorneys (including its talented team of litigators) have been at the forefront of environmental liability matters throughout New England and the U.S.

Our extensive knowledge and experience in Natural Resource Damages includes:

  • Federal and state regulatory processes
  • Streamlining the NRD assessment process
  • Negotiating and settling NRD claims
  • Defending NRD claims
  • Coordinating cooperative assessments and settlements
  • Risk management
  • Damage assessment analysis
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Estimating potential NRD exposure

Leaders toward the best possible outcomes.

We’re here to minimize risk, liability and exposure. Our decades of experience handling NRD claims across the region and country show first-hand Preti Flaherty’s significant capabilities in simplifying the complex, translating data and science into economics, quantifying losses and creatively navigating regulatory frameworks to arrive at favorable outcomes for our clients. We provide guidance through the assessment process, help determine the best course of action, and advise on crisis communications to offer comprehensive solutions in this always-evolving legal environment.

Firm Highlights

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Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

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Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

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Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

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Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

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Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...