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Kenneth A. Reich

Founder, Kenneth Reich Law

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Biography

Kenneth A. Reich is an experienced lawyer with a nationwide reputation and practice on behalf of institutions, corporations, public entities and individuals.  He concentrates in environmental law—litigation, transactions and advice; energy law; health and safety; civil litigation; general corporate law; and commercial leasing.  Mr. Reich spent seven years in the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section as a trial attorney, then Assistant Chief where he handled and supervised government litigation across the country under all of the major federal environmental statutes.   Following his service at the Department of Justice, Mr. Reich was in a number of international, national and regional law firms prior to forming his own firm in 2010.

Mr. Reich is a trained, experienced mediator and formerly was a member of the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association. In 2019 he was appointed to the Dispute Resolution Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Assn. and was reappointed for the 2020-2021 year. See Mediation/Arbitration tab for further information about his ADR practice.

Mr. Reich speaks and writes frequently on hot topics in environmental and energy law.  A list of recent blogs and articles can be found under the Media tab.

Mr. Reich taught environmental law, energy law and policy and alternative dispute resolution as an adjunct faculty at the Boston University School of Law for a number of years.

Mr. Reich is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Maryland (inactive) and Montana (inactive). He is also admitted in a number of federal appellate and district courts. He has held leadership positions in the bar and has been active in a broad range of professional associations and non-profit institutions. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude) and Cornell University (B.A. in Government).

Of Counsel Stephen Reich is a New York based attorney, licensed to practice in both NY and MA, who concentrates in trademarks and copyrights, contract review and civil litigation. See the Of Counsel tab for more information.

Kenneth Reich Law, LLC’s national network of lawyers and consultants provide the necessary support to handle a broad range of complex, resource-intensive matters on a case by case basis.

Kenneth Reich Strategic Consulting provides non-legal strategic consulting on environmental and energy regulation and policy.

DETAILED LIST OF LEGAL SERVICES:

  • Environmental Law

  • Energy Law

  • Civil and administrative litigation, including appeals in the federal and state courts

  • Health and Safety

  • General corporate law advice

  • Advice regarding general federal, state and local regulatory matters

  • Commercial leasing

  • Copyrights and trademarks, including creation and litigation (Of Counsel, Stephen J. Reich)

  • Expert witness

  • Mediator and Arbitrator

    Representative cases include:

  • As DOJ attorney, lead counsel on major, complex cases around the country under the principal federal environmental statutes.

  • Successful settlement on eve of trial of client’s copyright infringement case against Fortune 100 company-with team of Of Counsel and local counsel.

  • Defense of private federal court Superfund litigation for contamination of formerly leased property (pending), including argument in Eleventh Circuit on issue of “necessary” costs under CERCLA.

  • Successful trial to Massachusetts State jury of client’s suit to recover past and future costs of cleanup of contaminated property from prior owner.

  • Outside counsel to rural electric cooperative in obtaining all required state and federal permits and federal/state environmental impact statement for construction of a proposed energy plant, including administrative agency trial of the Air Permit and NEPA defense in federal court.

  • Representation of clients and as common counsel in numerous federal Superfund cases brought by EPA and/or a State.

  • Representation of clients sued by federal or state government for civil penalties, including under the Clean Air Act.

  • Expert witness in divorce proceeding on issue of value of chemical plant that was major marital asset, in light of state cleanup action and Superfund potential responsible party liability notice.

  • Case evaluation of a landowner’s lawsuit against the United States for cleanup costs at a former federal munitions site.

  • Environmental counsel in numerous buy/sell or lender transactions involving actually or potentially impaired property.

  • Negotiation of numerous commercial leases on behalf of a major medical complex.

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