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Tom Hamilton assists clients in achieving practical and creative solutions to complex environmental issues in the context of litigation, business transactions, and compliance counseling. Tom defends clients in complex environmental litigation matters involving governmental Superfund claims, private party claims concerning allocation of responsibility for contaminated properties, governmental enforcement actions concerning violations of environmental laws, toxic tort claims, environmental criminal charges, contractual indemnity claims, and environmental claims in bankruptcy proceedings. With respect to compliance with environmental laws, Tom often counsels clients in the steel, metals and mining, automotive, chemical, and manufacturing sectors.Tom frequently advises clients on environmental liability issues in the context of corporate and real estate transactions and bankruptcy asset sales and restructurings, including tailoring due diligence investigations to deal-specific concerns, counseling clients on risk mitigation and allocation strategies, negotiating targeted indemnification provisions and environmental insurance policies designed to address material liability concerns, and pursuing resolution of identified liabilities post-closing.