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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Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

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Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...