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Jean-Pierre van Lent

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Jean-Pierre van Lent is a Partner and has been with the Firm since 2003. Since 1980, Mr. van Lent has tried cases in the federal and state courts of New York, including administrative tribunals, and on a pro hac vice basis in other jurisdictions.  He has represented individual and corporate defendants in actions alleging liabilities in diverse areas of law including antitrust,  construction, environmental (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Conservation, and Liabilities Act, Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act, New York State Navigation Law), employment (New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws), intellectual property, maritime,  products liability, professional malpractice (medical, legal, accounting, architectural, engineering, surveyor, broker),  insurance and reinsurance, and toxic torts (asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, PCBs, pesticides, volatile organic compounds). Mr. van Lent has extensive experience in advising and representing insurance companies in declaratory judgment actions seeking coverage, particularly with respect to underlying matters involving environmental and toxic tort liabilities. He has also advised clients on the performance of environmental due diligence with respect to mergers and acquisitions and on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws (CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, New York State Conservation Law), including Petroleum Tank Owner and Operator financial responsibility under the Federal Underground Storage Tank regulations and the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund. In addition to handling insurance coverage litigation, he is currently working in the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group in the representation of heavy construction contractor clients with complex public construction claims in the federal and state courts of New York.