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We have substantial experience in representing the interests of clients impacted by the intersection of environmental law and bankruptcy law and have been involved in some of the most prominent cases in this area. We have represented both debtors and creditors in this regard, and have addressed a broad array of issues, such as the scope of the automatic stay and bankruptcy discharge in relation to environmental claims, as well as the liquidation and estimation of complex environmental claims in the bankruptcy context. Our work in this area benefits from the fact that we have attorneys who practice in both the environmental and bankruptcy areas. Moreover, we can, as necessary, access the extensive resources of our nationally recognized environmental practice.

Experience Highlights

  • Quebecor World (USA) Inc. (now Quad/Graphics Inc.) in Chapter 11 reorganization by addressing a wide range of federal and state environmental liabilities of the debtors, including multiple liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.
  • Safety-Kleen, as special environmental counsel, in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Multiple Creditors with environmental interests impacted by the General Motors bankruptcy.
  • ASARCO Creditor in the ASARCO Chapter 11 case.
  • Murray Pacific Corp., a timber company with substantial environmental claims, in the ASARCO bankruptcy.
  • Manufacturer with substantial environmental claims in the Lyondell Chemical bankruptcy.
  • Railroad Company with environmental claims in Delphi bankruptcy.
  • Real Estate Developer with substantial environmental issues impacted by the W.R. Grace bankruptcy.
  • Electric Utility with environmental claims in the Kaiser Aluminum bankruptcy.