Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Defended businesses in numerous cost recovery actions in the state and federal courts of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Successfully prosecuted a CERCLA private cost recovery action on behalf of a national telecommunications company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.
Advised lenders, developers and property owners regarding brownfields, wetlands and issues pertaining to environmentally impaired property in real estate transactions.
Representation of individual clients in hunting and fishing violations brought by WDNR wardens.
Represent lake districts in water level disputes
Representation of dam owners concerning operating order, litigation and dam removal.
Representation of quarries in front of the Department of Justice over alleged storm water violations.
Represent property owners and dam owner in litigation over water levels.
Represented contractor in front of the Department of Justice. All the matters were resolved after significant negotiations, including one with a several-day mediation.
Represents parties in connection with indoor air quality issues, including Sick Building Syndrome, mold claims and litigation
Defended Lake Koshkonong Wetland Association against Lake District attempts to raise water level and flood out Thiebeau Hunting Club marsh
Numerous cases with Department of Justice involving environmental and construction issues
Represented a Wetland Association through Oral Argument at Supreme Court over water levels
Represented frac sand companies in acquisition, permitting, WDNR issues, and dispute resolutions
Represented multinational insurance company in multimillion-dollar environmental insurance coverage claims, including soil and groundwater-contaminated manufacturing sites throughout Wisconsin
Represented agricultural chemical dealer in toxic tort litigation where plaintiffs claimed significant personal injuries and property damage caused by the release of chemicals into residential water supply system
Provided statewide environmental coverage counsel for insurance companies defending bodily injury and property damage claims
Represented a large developer and worked with numerous engineers regarding the development and feasibility of a man-made lake as part of the focal point of a development. Mr. Sweeney’s combination of engineering and business experience helped to spearhead the project.