Environmental litigation can be damaging and costly. That’s why corporate clients trust Michael with their complex US environmental litigation matters, including CERCLA/cost recovery actions, toxic tort actions and cases involving impacted property. Michael also helps clients comply with state and federal environmental regulations. He guides companies in buying, selling and remediating contaminated properties, negotiating access agreements, and reviewing environmental aspects of real estate transactions, including the negotiation of numerous voluntary cleanup contracts under the South Carolina Brownfields Program.
Michael works directly with officials from the EPA, DOJ and multiple state agencies, including the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, to negotiate agreements on compliance, cost recovery, permitting issues and redevelopment matters. He also regularly advises corporate clients on business decisions as they relate to liability exposure, remediation/redevelopment and public relations matters.
In addition to his environmental practice, Michael has experience in a variety of litigation matters, representing clients in complex mediations, trying cases and arbitration proceedings to verdict, and briefing and presenting oral arguments both before trial courts on dispositive motions as well as in appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael James Bogle