Environmental Law


Environmental Compliance and Corporate Transactions

Corporate transactions and related due diligence

In this area, environmental compliance and liabilities must be understood and liability properly assigned.  Due diligence must be conducted properly to ensure preservation of available defenses as well as to inform the parties to the transaction so that assignment and resolution of risk can be properly completed.

McAfee & Taft counsel offer great expertise in conducting due diligence and assessing risk for assignment in corporate transactions involving all kinds of businesses, including power, energy production, manufacturing, mining, waste disposal, nanotechnology, agriculture, animal products and the food industry.

Regulatory compliance and Enforcement

McAfee & Taft offers a great depth and expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement and administrative hearings involving the Clean Air Act (CAA) and state air regulation, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous and solid waste regulation, Clean Water Act (CWA) and discharge regulation including wetlands and stormwater issues, Safe Drinking Water Act and water quality protection regulation as well as groundwater and surface water use permitting, emergency planning pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), toxic substance regulation pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), chemical security in transportation and plant operations pursuant to the Chemical Security Act, worker safety pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), risk-based voluntary cleanups and mandated cleanups pursuant to State and Federal agency enforcement authority including the Comprehensive Environmental Compensation and Liability Act or Superfund and Brownfields, environmental site assessments and, if significant impact, environmental impact statements triggered by major federal actions pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), underground storage tank regulation and remediation.

Environmental Compliance and Corporate Transactions Team

Thomas P. Goresen Jr.


(405) 552-2279

J. Derek Hardberger

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2327

Robert J. Joyce


(918) 574-3040

Garry L. Keele, II


(918) 574-3037

Jennie M. Mook


(405) 270-6087

J. Todd Woolery

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2333