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Environmental Business and Litigation Counsel

N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC's lawyers have environmental, financial and litigation experience to help businesses solve multi-disciplinary environmental problems, including structuring business transactions to minimize environmental risk. We provide advice on traditional US environmental matters such as CERCLA, Brownfield redevelopment, the Clean Water Act, RCRA citizens' suit defense, and on challenging proposed new government regulations. With two back-to-back wins in the Seventh Circuit, and completion of two briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States, we have demonstrated strong federal appellate litigation skills. Our recent successes in representing the White Plains Housing Authority against a major petroleum distributor is illustrative of our District Court abilities. We have relationships with counsel in London, Shanghai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Toronto, Mexico City and other locations that provide us with the ability to help international clients. Our firm is the exclusive U.S. New York representative on environmental matters to IR Global, the prestigious UK based international legal referral network, www.irglobal.com.


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In September 2019, Norman Bernstein led a roundtable discussion at the General Counsel Conference in New York regarding two recent Supreme Court decisions likely to reduce Federal Court deference to agencies interpretation of their own regulations and of the Statutes they administer. For the slide deck " Click Here ," for brief July video " Click Here."

In July 2019, we released our White Paper on two June 2019 Supreme Court decisions that will likely increase judicial scrutiny of federal regulatory agencies' decisions. If you would like a copy email Norman Bernstein: nwbernstein@nwbllc.com

In May 2018, we successfully resolved a CERCLA oversight costs dispute with EPA. Savings should be in the low six figures.

In December 2017, we completed back to back favorable recoveries for our client the White Plains Housing Authority (WPHA) in a case in N.Y. Federal Court for contamination interfering with an estimated $300 million WPHA reconstruction project.

In November 2017, we closed, on favorable terms, a settlement of an environmental action brought by ExxonMobil against our client, Electric Boat Corporation, and other companies.

In October 2016, Norm Bernstein was a guest speaker at the international Green Bonds Conference at N.Y.'s Bloomberg Center.

Since 2013, we have defeated arguments by the United States Justice Department in a leading hazardous waste site case in the United States Court Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Chicago), and filed several briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States - all on environmental issues. For the Seventh Circuit's decision click here. For Bloomberg Toxic Law Reporter on our successful opposition brief in the Supreme Court  click here. For our U.S. Supreme Court Certiorari Petition in the Hobart case  click here.


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N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC
800 Westchester Avenue
Suite N319
Rye Brook, NY 10573-1361

Telephone: 914.358.3500
Fax: 914.701.0707

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