Chris Foster heads the firm's Environmental Group in the Boston office, where his practice focuses primarily in the areas of transactional and regulatory environmental compliance, environmental permitting, land use issues, and environmental litigation.
Mr. Foster has assisted national and international business interests with environmental due diligence, negotiating representations, warranties, and indemnities in numerous large transactions, including deals in the paper, fuel oil, automotive, chemical, plastics, pesticide, and metal finishing businesses. Following these transactions, he often continues to represent these and other clients as they develop or review compliance auditing, cost recovery, and corporate environmental policy. Moreover, he regularly assists clients in developing defense and allocation strategies, permitting strategies, dispute resolution strategies, as well as in crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity planning.
Mr. Foster is involved in several major brownfield projects and has assisted clients with funding and liability protection. These projects typically involve a public/private partnership. He also assists clients with implementing environmental management systems and securing recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency for voluntary environmental improvements.