Environmental Liability Valuations

Environmental Liability Valuation (ELV) focuses on evaluating the financial relevance of environmental liabilities and opportunities by applying fundamental engineering and scientific analysis within a specific financial, legal and risk management framework.

The technical analysis, consulting support and expert testimony of our practitioners provide a better understanding of cost certainty and liability valuations, potentially reducing both the size and share of cost allocations related to insurance transactions, risk transfer, financial report, and portfolio management.

Building upon our renowned expertise in environmental remediation, geotechnical, water resources, and infrastructure risk engineering, Geosyntec provides public and private sector clients with defensible valuation of environmental liability to support business decisions, such as those pertaining to insurance transactions, risk transfer, financial reporting, and portfolio management.

When ELV matters to the bottom line, corporate management and legal counsel seek out Geosyntec to provide technical analysis, consulting support, and expert testimony. They know that Geosyntec offers a unique set of qualifications to apply fundamental environmental engineering and scientific analyses within a financial, legal, and risk management framework inherent to key business decisions, negotiations, and disputes. This provides our clients greater cost certainty and more usable valuations.

For example, Geosyntec:

  • Focuses on complex environmental liability portfolios. We provided concurrent evaluation of environmental liabilities at more than 1,000 sites in 48 states and international locations with alleged environmental liabilities in the billions of dollars.
  • Focuses on environmental risk management. We provided the technical basis for a greater than $30 million insurance recovery to a clients' bottom line in less than 18 months from project inception.
  • Offers unique environmental costing tools. We have developed and employed costing techniques and models specific to the intricacies of environmental valuations.
  • Provides expert support. Our experts have consulted and opined on approaches, magnitudes, and appropriateness of environmental costs for more than 10,000 sites worldwide, representing billions of dollars of alleged environmental liabilities.

Lead Consultants

  • Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM
    Michael Berman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with 25 years of experience focused on evaluating the nature and extent of environmental contamination or developing mode ...
  • Randy Brandt, P.G.
    Randy Brandt is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on dev ...
  • David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E.
    David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of regulated containment facilities, and more recently, financi ...
  • Paul Brookner, P.G.
    Paul Brookner is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minnesota with more than 25 years of experience focused as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multinational corpora ...
  • Jon Dickinson, P.E.
    Jon Dickinson is the company's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Services. As CFO, Jon serves as a member of Geosyntec's Executive Committee responsible for strategic ...
  • Anica Haynes
    Anica Haynes is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Louisiana and with more than 15 years of experience focused on diverse technical and project management experience in environmental consulti ...
  • Bill Gaffigan, CVA
    Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental valuation, litigation support, business transactions, and strateg ...
  • Thomas Ramsey, P.E.
    Tom Ramsey is a Principal Civil Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience focused on engineering design, construction management, and economic analyses associated with contai ...
  • Melissa (Schmitt) Asher, P.E.
    Melissa (Schmitt) Asher is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation, and ...
  • Eric Kovich, P.E.
    Eric Kovich is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused in the areas of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) regulatory co ...
  • Elizabeth Rhine
    Elizabeth Rhine is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of impacted sites i ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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