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Goodmans Expertise

Environmental Law

At Goodmans, environmental law is practiced as an integral part of all commercial transactions where environmental issues are involved, such as representations and warranties, due diligence, regulatory concerns at federal and provincial levels, and remediation strategies.

We advise corporate directors and executives on their environmental duties before an infraction arises, and assist clients to obtain environmental approvals as they negotiate agreements on a variety of issues – emission standards and permits, due diligence, officers’ and directors’ liabilities, spills and spill reporting.  When required, the environmental litigation team acts in defense of these corporations.

Environmental issues often represent constraints in land development, both in brownfield and greenfield scenarios. Our experts in municipal and land development issues have a track-record for obtaining the approvals necessary to remediate and re-use brownfield sites, and for addressing the environmental inputs that arise within greenfield sites.

The environmental law team is multi-disciplinary in nature.  Our group’s lawyers have diverse specialties and experience, including litigation, real estate, municipal and corporate law, and can be counted on for effective representation for clients caught by a regulatory regime they might not understand.