Remediation Required

Contamination of a Commercial Property


  • Our client owns a retail center with many commercial tenants, including a dry cleaner.  The dry cleaner’s vendor released a significant quantity of chlorinated dry-cleaning solvent on the client’s premises, contaminating the subsurface soils and groundwater.  Remediation was required. 
  • Tort, strict environmental, lender, and insurance liability were triggered and required separate responses and management.


  • Jordan Ramis was retained to assist in insurance tender and pursuit of appropriate coverage.
  • Recovery of direct remedial action costs from the tenant, its insurer, and the company responsible for the spill were sought.
  • Regulatory reporting and response requirements were fulfilled.


  • The contamination has been contained and cleaned up, costs were recovered, and all requirements were fulfilled.