A Focus On Our Litigation Practice
Clients have long looked to MGKF to represent them in traditional environmental litigation, such as Superfund and cost recovery actions
, toxic tort claims
, insurance coverage litigation
, and regulatory appeals
. But our litigation practice
is much broader than that. Our senior trial attorneys all started their careers as commercial litigators at national firms, and those skills still form the backbone of our litigation department. As a result, we represent developers, landlords and tenants in all forms of real estate litigation
, including disputes over development rights, purchase contracts, leases, easements, landlord-tenant relationships, and the rights and obligations of adjacent landowners. And because of the firm’s strengths in negotiating contracts, indemnities and insurance coverage provisions, we regularly handle a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, partnership disputes, non-compete claims and fraud actions.
A Focus On Marcellus Shale
There are a myriad of regulatory compliance and permitting obligations related to site preparation, water use, drilling, extraction, and transmission of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale
. Many of these activities, such as hydraulic fracturing, have raised considerable public interest making it critical for the industry to maintain compliance and work effectively with regulatory authorities. MGKF has longstanding relationships and credibility working with each of the government agencies that are asserting overlapping jurisdiction over the natural gas industry. Compliance counseling, permitting, and strategic planning relating to the various regulatory programs, including air
programs, are within our firm’s central practice areas. And in the event litigation is necessary to pursue or defend our clients’ shale interests, we have a team of experienced litigation attorneys that focus on the unique aspects of environmental litigation.