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

Lead Consultants

  • 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 ...
  • 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 organi ...
  • 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 groundwa ...
  • 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 rem ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, geotec ...
  • 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 envir ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • David Major, Ph.D., BCES
    David Major is a Senior Principal and the Managing Director of Savron based in Ontario with more than 30 years of experience focused on negotiating, managing and directing the development and deplo ...
  • 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 ground ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 pr ...
  • 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 strateg ...
  • 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 technologie ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 geotechn ...
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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