Alan K. Goldstein

“A client asked whether
I am the only lawyer who
answers his own phone and always
is available. When people trust us
with their legal matters, part of our
job is to keep them informed.”

Alan K. Goldstein
Member

Robert D. Nienhuis

“ Trying cases is about
trust. I have to show
people they have reason to trust
me, so they will be more likely to
rule in my client’s favor.”

Robert D. Nienhuis
Member

Neal W. Settergren

“Our feeling is the
law is a profession and
should be practiced that way.”

Milton I. Goldstein, Co-Founder (1914-2003)
The Right Stuff,” a profile of Goldstein and Price
by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Daryl F. Sohn

“ We practice as a team.
We team up with our clients and the
lawyers at our firm team up to give our
clients the benefit of ourcollective
experience.”

Daryl Sohn
Of Counsel

Douglas E. Gossow

“Our feeling is the
law is a profession and
should be practiced that way.”

Milton I. Goldstein, Co-Founder (1914-2003)
The Right Stuff,” a profile of Goldstein and Price
by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Environmental Law and Toxic Torts

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Businesses face exposure to liability from a broad array of environmental regulations and common law obligations related to pollution and toxic substances. We have defended companies and individuals in civil and criminal proceedings involving alleged violations of various pollution statutes, and in tort actions for allegedly causing injury to persons or property through the manufacture, distribution, use, or disposal of asbestos, benzene, petroleum products, and other industrial chemicals and substances.

At Goldstein and Price, L.C., examples of the environmental law and toxic tort matters we have handled include, among others:

  • Regularly negotiating environmental indemnity and due diligence agreements for real estate and other business transactions
  • the defense and favorable settlement of a CERCLA action against our client, an alleged former owner and operator of a Superfund site in Missouri;
  • effectively defending asbestos and benzene bodily injury cases in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois;
  • successfully resolving civil and criminal claims against companies accused of violating the Clean Water Act and other pollution statutes in connection with alleged discharges into the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Sometimes the best defense to potential liability is advance planning to assess and minimize environmental risks. Clients regularly seek our advice and counsel concerning how to comply with pollution statutes and regulations. Our lawyers are happy to help evaluate, from an environmental law standpoint, the risks businesses face and how best to manage them.