Andrew Skroback's (Drew's) practice includes all aspects of environmental law, with emphasis on complex environmental and toxic tort litigation and transactional and business counseling.
Mr. Skroback prosecutes and defends complex environmental and toxic tort actions in federal and state courts, including related to groundwater contamination and vapor intrusion. He manages the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites under Superfund, RCRA and state authorities and engages with regulatory agencies. He conducts joint defense efforts with or prosecutes other potentially responsible parties, resolving liabilities through litigation or alternative dispute resolution. He has resolved billions of dollars of alleged client liabilities at some of the most complex contaminated sediment sites in the nation, including at the Kalamazoo and Passaic Rivers.
He has experience with a broad array of contaminants of concern, including PCBs, dioxin, TCE and other chlorinated solvents, asbestos and petroleum. He has addressed environmental issues in a bankruptcy context, environmental insurance matters, and under varied federal and state statutory frameworks, including CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, OPA and property transfer laws such as NJ ISRA.
Mr. Skroback regularly advises clients on environmental risks and permitting requirements associated with project finance, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy, and other business and real estate transactions, and the negotiation thereof. Mr. Skroback has advised multinational companies, banks, hedge funds, and other corporate clients on environmental issues arising in more than 100 M&A, project finance, financing, and real estate transactions.
He has advised on power and manufacturing projects in the United States and abroad, including environmental and permitting issues related to dozens of renewable energy projects (solar, on- and off-shore wind farms, nuclear and geothermal) and natural gas and coal-fired power plants.