A North American producer of furfural and its derivatives, which are chemical intermediates used in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to environmentally sustainable solvent production, was charged with environmental compliance violations.
Waller advised the chemical company in a critical self-auditing program to evaluate the facility's environmental compliance status and rectify issues identified. Issues included defense of state enforcement of hazardous waste management violations, the permit status of a pilot plant unit within the facility, a review of Process Safety Management/Risk Management Program requirements for the facility, and a review of data systems for tracking compliance with water and air permit conditions.
Represented a waste management company in a dispute with municipal customer over the potential application of penalties for missed collections under the former contract.
Assisted an environmental services contractor in enforcing its employment agreement and non-solicitation provision on a key salesman who was leaving to form a competing company.
Represented a developer in suing an environmental professional on the basis of professional negligence and breach of contract claims related to disturbed wetlands during a residential construction project. Obtained a six-figure settlement following mediation and without dispositive motion practice.
Represented a waste management company in its strategic planning process for future disposal capacity for Middle Tennessee.
Assisted a commercial real estate firm with the redevelopment of an urban site and advised on post-closing issues related to the implementation of a soil management plan.
Provide Kinder Morgan and Tennessee Gas Pipeline with support in the siting, land acquisition, zoning, government relations, public relations, environmental and other approvals.