Legal Counsel

Providing the legal community with high quality, reliable consulting services and results that can be used with confidence. Providing the legal community with high quality, reliable consulting services and results that can be used with confidence.

The technical expertise and reputation of our senior practitioners allows Geosyntec to be a trusted resource for leading law firms throughout the United States.

Technical Clarity. Defensible Analysis.

Geosyntec provides the specialized expertise necessary for lawyers to counsel their clients and advocate for client interests on a wide range of matters related to business transactions, environmental management, compliance and enforcement, toxic tort and general litigation matters.

We offer comprehensive qualifications and capabilities to address the most challenging problems in our principal areas of practice. Our practitioners are adept at quickly grasping the scope and nuances of key issues and in developing sound, defensible technical insight for clients. Our senior staff includes engineers and scientists who are recognized authorities in their fields.

Many of our consultants have participated in key research developments and have pioneered technical approaches that form the underpinning for their practices. Some are extensively involved in developing current regulations and technical guidance. We continue to advance the state of the practice in areas such as geotechnical engineering, vapor intrusion, sustainability, innovative waste management approaches, and remediation of emerging contaminants.

Geosyntec Consultants Core Practice Areas

Environmental Studies and Cleanup
  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Groundwater Assessment and Remediation
  • Sediment Assessment and Remediation
  • Specialized In Situ Treatment Technologies
  • Risk Assessment and Applied Toxicology
  • Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air
  • Environmental Management Assessment and Systems
  • Data Interpretation, Synthesis, Visualization, and GIS
Infrastructure Engineering and Design
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Waste Containment Facility Planning and Design
  • Brownfields Redevelopment Planning and Design
  • Geohazard/Earthquake Characterization and Mitigation
  • Geotechnical Infrastructure/Foundation Engineering
Natural Resources Assessment and Restoration
  • Watershed and Stormwater Management
  • Water and Natural Resources Conservation and Restoration
  • Surface Water/Groundwater Supply Studies and Development
  • Erosion and Sediment Control

Representative Clients

    • Alston & Bird
    • Baker & McKenzie
    • Bingham McCutchen
    • Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
    • Carrick & Dale
    • Greenberg Traurig
    • Holland & Knight
    • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
    • King & Spalding
    • Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
    • Latham & Watkins
    • Lathrop & Gage
    • McClintock, Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish
    • McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson
    • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
    • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
    • Perkins Coie
    • Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    • White & Case
    • Winston & Strawn

Our Consultants

  • Nancy Bice, P.G., CEG

    Nancy Bice is a Senior Principal Engineering Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by volatile organic compounds. She specializes in innovative site characterization techniques, and the design and implementation of groundwater remediation systems. Nancy has developed site-specific soil and groundwater remediation applications for some of the most complex sites in California regulated under Californ ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.

    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product characterization, and the permitting and design of waste containment facilities. He provides analysis, design, and forensic investigation services on projects related to these practice areas. He also provides expert consultation on matters in litigation. Bob is nationally recognized for his ...
  • Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

    Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation. He has served a highly diverse group of private and public sector clients directly, through industry associations, and through attorneys. More than 20 years ago, Mike's professional practice started in the areas of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, water quality ...
  • J.F. Beech, Ph.D., P.E.

    Jay Beech is a Senior Consultant Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on design and construction of waste containment and subsurface barrier systems, sediment remediation, demolition and remediation of former industrial sites, and consulting on projects involving complex geotechnical and civil engineering issues. He has extensive experience managing complex projects involving municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, ash, coal combustion products, low-level ra ...
  • Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP

    Peter Zeeb is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience focused on investigation and remediation strategy at some of the most challenging sites in the country, including CERCLA-regulated sites in New England and the Midwest, as well as numerous state-regulated sites. Specializing in site investigations, modeling, pilot tests, remedial strategy development/alternatives analyses, and full-scale remedy design for more than 20 years, Pe ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G.

    Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at industrial and commercial properties. Utilizing his experience in site characterization and innovative remediation programs to work with clients on converting impacted properties into community assets as commercial developments through Brownfields site redevelopment programs, Sam has worked ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.

    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with environmentally-impaired property redevelopment. She also specializes in the design and implementation of environmental compliance and site remediation programs at municipal solid waste landfills, coal combustion product disposal sites, and other properties. Nandra has developed site-specific app ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.

    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves as a consultant and advisor to multi-national corporations and government agencies on matters involving quantification, management, and remediation of environmental liabilities. His clients include information technology service companies, aerospace manufacturers, industrial chemicals manufacturers, ...
  • David Major, Ph.D., BCES

    David Major is a Senior Principal and the Managing Director and Principal of Savron (www.savronsolutions.com), a division of Geosyntec based in Ontario focused on negotiating, managing and directing the development and deployment of cost-effective remediation strategies and technologies for challenging contaminated sites associated with Fortune 500 companies. With expertise is in situ biodegradation of chlorinated solvents in natural or eng ...
  • Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE

    Eric Strecker is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design, monitoring, and evaluation of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and the development of major project and watershed master plans. Eric has provided technical direction and assistance to public and private sector clients in stormwater master planning, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, total maximum daily loa ...
  • Michael Houlihan, P.E.

    Michael Houlihan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on industrial and municipal waste management, waste containment system design, geotechnical engineering, environmental remediation, revitalization of impaired properties, construction engineering, and litigation support, including expert witness work.  Examples of his recent projects include: closure and remediation of coal-ash disposal sites at electric-power generating st ...
  • Mark Grivetti, P.G., CHG, CEG

    Mark Grivetti is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites, surface and groundwater resource management, and engineering geology studies for a wide range of projects. He brings creative environmental solutions to the redevelopment of complex sites impacted by soil and groundwater contamination. Mark's worldwide experience in the investigation and remediation of comple ...
  • Ruth Custance

    Ruth Custance is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and effective communication of risk-based approaches for site assessment and remediation. Ruth has lead project teams in utilizing the latest risk assessment and data analysis technologies to optimize remedial approaches. These approaches provide adequate risk reduction while being cost-effective. She has provided critical input into the risk ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.

    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strategies to obtain cost effective closure and redevelopment for environmentally impacted properties. He specializes in applying innovative risk-based approaches to reduce the cost of site assessment and remediation activities. Tom has directed investigations and remedial strategy development for ...
  • Duane Graves, Ph.D.

    Duane Graves is a Senior Principal Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental biotechnology; environmental forensics; in situ groundwater, soil, and sediment remediation; evaluation of airborne biological contaminants; and remediation of groundwater in karst formations. Duane specializes in the development, selection, feasibility evaluation, design, and deployment of remedial solutions for hazardous, radioactive, and mixed-waste, contam ...
  • Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES

    Mary deFlaun is a senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologies. Mary has practical experience bringing in situ remediation technologies addressing recalcitrant organics and metals from bench and pilot scale applications to practical field applications. She has applied technologies such as biostimulation and bioaugmentation to impacted soil and groundw ...
  • Chris Herin, P.G.

    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the mitigation of environmentally impaired properties, environmental compliance, due diligence (All Appropriate Inquiry), and cost-to-cure estimates. He also specializes in groundwater studies, contaminant fate and transport evaluations, and waste management. He is often tapped to serve as a technical ...
  • Hari Sharma, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

    Hari Sharma is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design and construction of waste containment facilities and geotechnical structures and foundations in seismically active areas. Hari has been a leading practitioner in the engineering design, permitting, and closure of hazardous, industrial, and municipal waste landfills. He has pioneered design techniques widely used today for liner, leachate collection, a ...
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