Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

In light of the Executive Orders issued on March 20,2020 by Governor Cuomo (NY) and on March 21,2020 by Governor Murphy (NJ) we at Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP want to assure you that we are working remotely and will remain fully operational throughout the duration of this public health crisis. Until further notice, the most effective methods of communicating with us are email or phone, not the US mail. In the event that you need wire instructions or have accounting questions, please contact David Glicksman by email at Our hope is that this crisis will not be long. Regardless of its duration, however, we will continue to provide our clients with uninterrupted service. Your support, friendship and trust are so important to us as we get through this trying time together. We wish you all good health for you and your families.

Executive Committee
Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP

Environmental & Toxic Tort Practice

The Firm’s Environmental Group specializes in oil spills, and pollution and construction/ demolition and chemical contamination claims.  The Group develops a comprehensive defense plan and risk management on behalf of, insurance companies, property owners and truckers/ haulers of solid waste. 

The Group handles claims at the local, administrative and regulatory agency level to Federal EPA investigations.

The Group is ready to respond to any Environmental disaster for insurers and property owners and contractors providing emergency risk management and strategic planning with a team of lawyers to interface with governmental agencies and defend clients in litigation.  The Group develops and implements remediation plans with a team of Environmental and medical experts to cost-effectively manage a disaster to a favorable resolution.

The Group also defends clients in toxic tort litigation involving chemicals and heavy metals to Asbestos, lead and mold claims.

The Group has a team of medical, toxicological experts/ consultants to develop case specific alternative causation and source defenses. The Firm has successfully defended manufacturers, installers, property owners, schools, and transporters of hazardous materials in the construction industry.

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