Arthur A. Vogel, Jr., Retired Partner

Deep Experience

A few examples of Tony’s work include the following:

  • Extensive representation of clients dealing with potential liability under Superfund and its state law counterparts. This work includes national representation of a large manufacturing client with retained environmental liabilities for paper making, printing, packaging, and chemical operations divested in the 1980s.
  • Chairing or serving on steering committees for Superfund sites in Wisconsin, New Jersey, South Carolina, and other states, including extensive negotiations with state and federal regulators.
  • The resolution of contested allocation issues through extensive discovery negotiations and third-party mediation in a variety of CERCLA matters.
  • Coordinating efforts to obtain state and local approvals for two large wind farm projects in Wisconsin.
  • Work on solid waste and landfill siting matters, including the representation of paper mills, foundries, and local siting committees in matters governed by the Waste Facility Siting Board in Wisconsin.
  • Comprehensive environmental due diligence in commercial and real estate transactions across the country, including the purchase and sale of paper mills in California, Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts as well as a variety of similar transactions for buyers, sellers, lenders, and investors.
  • Work under WEPA/NEPA pertaining to the need for and procedures associated with Environmental Impact Statements for governmental permits relating to a waste-to-energy incinerator, a shopping mall, a foundry expansion, and related matters. This includes significant work on behalf of the prevailing parties in Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade v. DNR, 115 Wis.2d 381 (1983), and City of New Richmond v. DNR, 145 Wis.2d 535 (Ct. App. 1988).
  • Extensive coordination with technical consultants, pertaining to landfill design, soil and groundwater assessments, contaminant fate and transport, and options for remedial action. This includes detailed work on contracting options and enforcement of contractual rights with technical consultants.
  • The investigation and remediation of contaminated sediments. With respect to PCB contamination of the Lower Fox River in northeastern Wisconsin, this includes extensive contact with consultants, private parties, governmental agencies, and public interest groups with respect to historical deposition of PCBs, fate and transport, options for cleanup, and design/implementation of final remedial measures.
  • Work on natural resource damage (NRD) claims in Wisconsin, New Jersey, and other states, including NRD assessments and negotiations with natural resource trustees.
  • Litigation support associated with toxic tort claims and claims alleging contamination of public and private water supplies in Illinois, California, and other states, including extensive preparation of environmental experts, analysis of expert reports describing the fate and transport of contaminants, fact and expert depositions, and pre-trial motions.
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