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Attorneys at N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC, have experience serving major corporations, entrepreneurs, businesses of varying sizes, investors, and commercial and residential real estate purchasers, sellers, and leasees. Legal capabilities of the firm's lawyers include the following:

  • Environmental law: trusteeship of Superfund sites, hazardous waste site counseling and litigation, and Brownfield site qualification.
  • Superfund Site Management to Control Costs: major role in the Superfund program since its beginnings in the early 1980s including cost effective management of site clean ups with partial contingency arrangements (the more you save, the more we earn), and specialized environmental contracts to shift much of the environmental risk of unknown conditions to contractors, while holding price down through structured competitive bidding.
  • Mergers and acquisitions: counsel regarding potential risks pertaining to environmental law issues as they pertain to corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Toxic Tort defense: successfully defended a demolition contractor in a major lead inhalation litigation, and successfully defended or settled numerous other toxic tort litigations.
  • Environmental litigation: defense of environmental claims, including citizens suits, oil spills, toxic tort, trial and appellate court litigation under the various environmental statutes, prosecution and defense of contribution claims, and comments on and challenges to EPA rule makings in federal appellate court.
  • Commercial lease restructuring to reduce tenants' costs and burdens.
  • Real estate: mortgage loan financings, sale / leaseback transactions, and major office leases and subleases and Brownfield Redevelopment.
  • Corporate finance: assisted venture capital firms in investing in environmentally sensitive projects (i.e., landfills acquisitions) through creating corporate structures to contain risk without resort to insurance "cap" and other policies.
  • General litigation: an extensive background in trial court and appellate court litigation, particularly cases involving securities, antitrust, and toxic tort issues, and matters under the Administrative Procedure Act.

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Firm News & Articles

For Norm Bernstein's views on the CERCLA 107/113 issue as expressed in the "Voluntary vs. Compelled Cleanup" section of the recent Bloomberg BNA article (p. 2) titled "Finding the Divide Between CERCLA Cost Recovery and Contribution Actions," click here. Reproduced with permission from Toxics Law Reporter, 30 TXLR 235 (March 5, 2015). Copyright 2015 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) < http://www.bna.com>

On January 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for certiorari that sought to overturn our defeat of DOJ's arguments in the Seventh Circuit in Bernstein, et al. v. Bankert, et al. For the front page article in Bloomberg's Toxics Law Reporter, click here. For the Seventh Circuit's decision, click here.

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800 Westchester Avenue
Suite N319
Rye Brook, NY 10573-1361

Telephone: 914.358.3500
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