Environmental law requires a firm understanding of physical and chemical principles (science and engineering) in addition to solid legal skills. The connections between the facts on (or in) the ground and the regulations under which you operate will determine whether you are found to be “in compliance” or “liable”. Being able to establish, distinguish or refute those connections is always key to defending against penalty assessments and lawsuits. ECO LLC’s Managing Member, Thomas Benke, holds degrees in both chemical engineering (B.S. ChE 1984) and law (J.D. 1992). He has dedicated his entire career to environmental compliance as both a government regulator and as a lawyer in private practice. If you need legal representation on an issue of environmental compliance, ECO LLC will get you the best result for your situation.
- Heavy Manufacturing
- Metal Plating, Coatings and Chroming
- Metal Reclaiming and Recycling (lead-acid batteries, copper, etc.)
- Used Oil Recycling
- Dry Cleaning
- Waste Management
- Shellfish Growers