The white collar attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm counsel and advise clients in diverse industries on environmental crimes and related matters. Our white collar attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience dealing with complex investigations and litigation surrounding environmental and related offenses. Environmental crimes are prosecuted by both the state and federal government agencies, including:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
Having prosecuted on behalf of the government, The Blanch Law Firm offers a unique perspective into government investigations, environmental laws and codes, EPA standards and more. Our white collar defense attorneys have worked with clients in the energy, transportation, pharmaceutical and health care industries in trials, investigations, legal analysis, litigation and many other legal actions.
The penalties for environmental and pollution crimes are serious; the current administration has made the environment a top priority. Increasing penalties through legislation and heavily one-sided environmental policies will have a deep impact on environmental law and crimes in America. Your business may face penalties or fines for environmental violations, and you may also face forfeiture action. According to statistics, in the 80's and 90's, hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of years of prison time were handed down for environmental crimes; and the penalties since 2000 have only increased. In fact, after a 5 year investigation, a man was sentenced in 2004 to 25 years in jail and ordered to pay more than $25 million for environmental crimes.
The Blanch Law Firm has a highly developed environmental defense team that represents people and corporations in all manner of environmental violations litigation (civil and criminal), including:
Hazardous dumping, soil pollution, water pollution
Explosions and chemical spills
Improper removal of lead paint and toxic substances
Illegal disposal of hazardous waste
Export of hazardous waste without the permission of the receiving country
Water pollution crimes
We also defend clients in litigation related to environmental crimes, including:
The Blanch Law Firm is familiar with all federal and state environmental policies and legislation, including:
Clean Water Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Clean Air Act
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
To speak with a white collar attorney about your environmental criminal defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.