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Jeffrey R. Porter

  • Represents GE in administrative proceedings to select a remedy for the Housatonic Rest of River.
  • Represented GE in the acquisition and permitting of its Headquarters on the Boston Waterfront.
  • Advised Global Gaming Resort client regarding assessment and remediation of chemical manufacturing contamination and permitting of Brownfield redevelopment project.
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with the acquisition of a portion of a former military base located in Devens, Massachusetts, for the construction of a large-scale, multiproduct bulk biologics manufacturing facility.
  • Defended GE against allegations that GE arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances at the Fletcher's Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Site.
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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 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.
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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 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 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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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.