In House Counsel often face unique and unusual situations where specialized environmental expertise is needed. In House Counsel must address complex environmental issues that raise liability concerns. Furthermore, in his role as Outside Environmental Counsel environmental attorney Joseph Maternowski regularly provides service and assistance to corporate or In House counsel.
Mr. Maternowski provides advice on substantive matters relating to water quality, stormwater, air quality, soil vapor, groundwater, hazardous waste, solid waste, Superfund and Brownfield cleanup matters. As outside environmental counsel Mr. Maternowski works in close collaboration with In House Counsel and others at corporations, including Environmental Health and Safety Managers, Risk Managers and Real Property or Real Estate Managers.
With over thirty years experience as an environmental lawyer - initially in public service in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office and later in private practice - Mr. Maternowski has provided In House Counsel and companies with representation on a range of environmental matters including:
Mr. Maternowski, who is viewed by clients as a trusted legal adviser, assists and advises counsel on a variety of environmental matters. He provides advice to counsel and their clients on matters in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest and across the country. In this role, Mr. Maternowski responds to questions, reviews notice letters and reports (including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments), provides opinions and advice, works closely with company managers, interacts with government agencies on behalf of clients and counsel, serves as counsel or co-counsel on litigation and represents clients in all types of federal and state permit and enforcement proceedings.
Mr. Maternowski was recently asked by Minnesota's leading CLE provider to teach a series of CLE sessions informing business and real estate lawyers of environmental requirements and how environmental issues impact the practice of law.
Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page that relates to limitations on this blog and to legal advice. Thanks to associate Joseph Reutiman for his assistance in preparing this blog. Finally, for information on environmental covenants and how a covenant may affect property, please contact:
Joseph G. Maternowski
Hessian & McKasy, PA
T: (612) 746-5754
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