Expert environmental counsel and witness services help clients face even the toughest legal concerns.

Modern Geosciences has a long partnership with the legal community. As the counselors to all the other sectors we serve, they act in a unique capacity to help their clients discern and measure risk. Modern has supported the legal industry through expert and fact witness efforts as well as engagement for technical comment, traditional environmental due diligence and comprehensive remedial projects.

Featured Legal Services

  • Municipal Setting Designations (MSDs)

    Municipal setting designations (MSDs) are an institutional control to prevent the use of shallow groundwater within a targeted footprint. In doing so, several cleanup criteria can be adjusted to better reflect actual site conditions, often making site closure costs more manageable. […]

  • Media-Specific Risk Calculation

    As with any data, context matters. We can help you determine where your actual risk and project costs are as well as what regulatory strategies will best work for the specific concerns at your site. […]

  • Impacted Soil and Groundwater Management

    Without proper planning you can often find yourself inadvertently exposing construction staff to situations they are not trained for or worse, spreading contamination to other properties where you now become an additional responsible party. Working with properties requiring impacted soil and groundwater management requires thinking beyond the closure process to ensure long term liability is minimized. […]

  • Health and Safety Planning and Monitoring

    Whether you have a general construction project or environmental investigation underway to collect representative data, with health and safety planning and monitoring, you can ensure all possible risks are anticipated and your staff is well trained to address them. […]

  • Fact Witness

    We’re often called upon to support legal clients who need to confirm industry practices and procedures were carried out or whether the other side’s depiction of events stands up to scrutiny. […]