Michael P. McThomas PLLC
Professional Experience
Selected Accomplishments
Selected Accomplishments
Legal counsel for several clients in NJDEP et al. v. Occidental Chemical Corporation et al., DOCKET NO. ESX-L9868-05 (PASR), pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County

Settled NJDEP Clean Air Act allegation with multiple violations.

Provided EHS legal counsel for mult-billion dollar mergers and integration in 2000 and 2003 and engaged in due diligence, property transfer, permit transfer and management of retained liabilities for US and EU facilities, as well as trained colleagues on compliance requirements.

Legal counsel for over 60 waste sites, including management of retained liabilities and Superfund litigation to settle alleged liabilities, obtain governmental releases, project reserves, and manage both litigation and budgets.

Negotiated environmental, indemnity and retained liabilities for numerous contracts including acquisition of $430 million office complex and divestiture of $30 million manufacturing facility.

Developed contract templates for remediation, engineering, acquisition and divestiture, manufacturing and auditing services. Negotiated multiple global project remediation service agreements.

Secured resolution and settlement of numerous economic claims, wrongful death, toxic exposure, OSHA and environmental compliance matters.

My experience bridges a number of disciplines and industries. The industry list includes many multi-national Fortune 500 corporations and spans solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling, manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical research & development and manufacturing, electric utilities, oil & natural gas exploration and transmission, quarries and coal extraction.

The expanse of environmental health & safety audits includes auditing of manufacturing facilities and laboratories in the following locations: Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ireland, South Africa, Japan, Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium, and Italy.

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