Christopher Erker’s principal practice areas include regulatory compliance counseling, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, brownfields transactions, environmental enforcement defense, occupational safety and health counseling and defense. He has more than 20 years experience practicing law, with the last 18 years concentrating exclusively on environmental matters and health and safety matters.
Mr. Erker assists corporate clients with a wide range of environmental matters, including permitting of manufacturing and waste treatment facilities, counseling on hazardous waste regulation, conducting due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state reporting and remediation requirements relating to the release of hazardous substances. He also advises on regulation of underground storage tanks, asbestos, lead, MTBE, and mold abatement and related litigation, regulation of the manufacture, sale and distribution of toxic materials, and the impact of conservation laws and wetlands on real estate development. Mr. Erker also has assisted clients in complying with permits, recovering cleanup costs and obtaining environmental insurance coverage. He has litigation experience in the areas of federal and state government investigations and enforcement actions and private-party cost recovery actions under state and federal law.