Chemical Processing

Chemical Processing

The chemical processing industry plays a vital role in the global economy. Chemical processing companies create an immense range of products that find their way into every possible market segment. Yet, there is a great deal of pressure plaguing the industry, including consolidation of chemical manufacturers, low-cost foreign competition and regulatory uncertainty/increased regulatory requirements. Chemical processing companies must adapt to these pressures or face being left behind.

Our attorneys have significant experience working through challenges with companies in the chemical processing industry. We have handled complex cases, ranging from administrative proceedings to trial and appellate work. In fact, each Taft environmental attorney is a trained trial attorney, which enables us to provide our clients with sound business advice before problems arise because each attorney understands the litigation consequences of an incorrect choice.

Taft attorneys who practice in the chemical processing industry provide the following services to clients:

  • Complying with EPA, DOT, OSHA and other laws affecting the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and transportation of chemical products and wastes.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts affecting chemical manufacturers, including purchase and supply, confidentiality and nondisclosure, packaging/repackaging and contract manufacturing agreements.
  • Representing chemical manufacturers in civil litigation disputes, including disputes regarding allegations of releases of chemical substances/wastes, product failure/misuse, breach of contract and insurance coverage.
  • Defending civil and criminal enforcement actions by federal/state agencies.

Notable Matters

Representative matters for chemical processing industry clients include:

  • Represented numerous chemical processing companies in nation-wide CERCLA litigation regarding alleged releases of hazardous substances.
  • Represented purchasers and sellers, including private equity firms, of specialty chemical manufacturing companies and facilities.