Peter D. Van Oot, Downs Rachlin Martin

Specializing in Environmental Law



We’ve selected six Lawyers of the Year for portraits and to share trends in their legal specialties and a quotation that has inspired them in their work.

Notable trend: My practice encompasses a wide range of environmental issues. In the hazardous waste/Superfund area, there is a trend away from dealing with standard hazardous waste sites with understood pollutants to more challenging sites with more esoteric pollutants, such as the perfluorinated chemicals PFOA and PFOS. Now there is also more attention focused on less-direct exposure pathways, such as vapor intrusion from contaminated sites. In the land use development area, matters are also becoming more complex and, at times, more contested with more emphasis as well on brownfield redevelopment projects.

“We can never do merely one thing.”  
–  Garrett Hardin's First Law of Human Ecology

 

Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. The Power of Power
    Healthcare, Trump and the economy are all lower on NH’s wish list.
  2. 2018 It List
    If you wanted to host the ultimate cocktail party, these are the people you’d want to invite....
  3. Meet The Common Man's Alex Ray
    Common Man founder Alex Ray is contemplating retirement. What does that mean for a man who’s...
  4. The Glorious Past and Bright Future of Candlepin Bowling
    Going candlepin bowling was once as popular a treat as a Moxie with a Sky Bar, but this nostalgic...
  5. Galloping to the Rescue
    Animal rescue is not an easy calling, and when it comes to horses, the difficulties are...
  6. Trail’s End Pond Hockey
    A rowdy band of adventurers sets out for a spirited game of ice hockey at zero degrees in the...
  7. The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis in NH
    All of our neighbors have legalized recreational cannabis to some degree. What does that mean for...
  8. The New Hood Museum of Art Revealed
    The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover underwent a massive renovation and is ready to...
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags