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Jeffrey R. Porter

  • Obtaining what may be the largest private party Superfund response cost recovery in Massachusetts history after filing a motion for summary judgment of the responsible party’s liability
  • Representing General Electric in permitting and development of new waterfront global headquarters including interactions with city and state
  • Representing a resort developer in connection with environmental and legal issues relating to the remediation and redevelopment of its waterfront site
  • Representing owner of former urban rail yard in connection with its remediation and planned redevelopment, including interactions with the rail operator
  • Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with the acquisition of a portion of a former military base for the construction of a large-scale biologics manufacturing facility
  • Obtaining a dismissal of contamination-related property damage claims made by the owner of an industrial property against its long-time tenant
  • Successfully defending a client against a claim that it was responsible for contamination of a municipal water supply
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After helping GE negotiate an agreement with MassDevelopment to sell 2.7 acres on Boston’s Fort Point Channel, Mintz represented GE in the sale and a leaseback of two historic brick buildings on the site from the new owner — all within six months of the initial discussions.
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Mintz represents GE in a dispute concerning the EPA’s costly proposed remedy for the Housatonic Rest of River, which offers no additional environmental or human health benefit. The EPA Environmental Appeals Board recently took the usual step of remanding EPA’s proposal for further consideration.
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Mintz represented a client alleged to be responsible for the contamination of a public water supply. Mintz attorneys led an investigation of the state’s theory, including working with a leading hydrogeologist and locating the client's former employees. The state ultimately abandoned its claims.
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Mintz and ML Strategies helped GE with acquisition and planning for its new headquarters campus in Boston. Attorneys and professionals with real estate, land use, environmental permitting, and construction experience worked with ML Strategies to help guide the public/private collaborative effort.
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Mintz helped GE respond to EPA allegations about its earlier material sales and demand that GE implement a multimillion-dollar cleanup of a federal Superfund Site. Mintz represented GE at trial and on appeal to the First Circuit and caused a change in the remedy GE was required to implement.
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Mintz assisted a global gaming resort with redeveloping a Brownfield site. Mintz attorneys advised the client on risks related to contamination on the former chemical manufacturing site and helped the client defend its construction permits, Chapter 91 license, and MEPA certificate.
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Mintz counsels Harvard University regarding its ownership of Allston Landing, the site of a Massachusetts Turnpike interchange and former railyard. Mintz negotiated an agreement that included remediation of earlier contamination and assists Harvard in dealings with Massachusetts state agencies.
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Mintz represented a client and its former employees amid a lengthy state attorney general’s investigation following accusations of criminal violations of the state’s Superfund law. Mintz led a team of environmental lawyers and experts, and the allegations were settled in a civil consent decree.