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Environmental, Real Estate, and Financial Attorneys

Our capabilities include representation in the areas of environmental law, environmental litigation, real estate, and related corporate finance on matters of local, national and international significance. Clients of N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC, benefit from the experience the firm's lawyers bring to environmental, real estate and related financial matters including:


  • Leading the Enviro-Chem Superfund site settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")
  • Leading the ChemDyne and Conservation Chemical sites small generator cash-outs
  • Leading the defense and settlement of the New York landfills litigations
  • Appellate representation involving Superfund joint-and-several liability
  • Representing a coalition of companies in a successful cost recovery contribution action against more than 20 major utilities that had received a "free ride" from the EPA at a West Virginia PCB site
  • Defending a company from a threatened Clean Water Act citizens suit
  • Conducting briefings before OSHA and the National Toxicology Program regarding the risks of silica and man-made mineral fibers and their alleged carcinogenicity
  • Providing counsel regarding Brownfield redevelopment
  • Obtaining dismissal of all claims against a client in a major demolition related lead-inhalation toxic tort suit
  • Creating a corporate structure to facilitate investment by venture capital firms in environmentally sensitive businesses

Real Estate

Our capabilities include:

  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial lease restructuring
  • Conveyancing of properties
  • Mortgaging of properties
  • Sale and financing of major office buildings and shopping center projects

Our facility has available to it a 150-person amphitheater, 30-person boardroom, training and conference rooms and state-of the-art video conferencing. Several of our attorneys work offsite and are connected by servers. We are 40 minutes from Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport, 15 minutes from Greenwich, Connecticut and 10 minutes from the Westchester County Airport. N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC focuses the energies and talents of highly qualified lawyers to solve complex multi-disciplinary problems. Working with local counsel, we can provide services worldwide. E-mail or phone the law firm to arrange to discuss environmental, real estate, or litigation matters.

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.

Office Location

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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