Harold M Shaw III


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Harold Shaw

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Respective Experience

Financial, Corporate, and Real Estate Transactions

  • Identifying and assessing environmental risks presented by proposed transactions

  • Ensuring that environmental diligence meets recognized ASTM standards, EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiries rule, and the clients’ needs

  • Working with environmental consultants and other technical specialists to quantity and manage risks

  • Preparing and negotiating transaction documents

  • Taking steps to shield clients from various environmental costs and liabilities

Brownfields and Environmental Contamination

  • Evaluating significance of identified contamination

  • Determining how to address contamination under Brownfields and state voluntary cleanup programs

  • Dealing with environmental regulators to arrange for satisfactory resolutions of identified contamination

  • Determining appropriate future uses of property in light of contamination and response options and arranging for state acceptance of proposed property uses

  • Completing steps to obtain “no further action” determinations

Regulatory Advice

  • Advising industrial, energy, pharmaceutical, real estate, and other types of clients about a wide range of environmental, health, and safety regulatory obligations involving such things as: 

    • hazardous waste;

    • solid waste;

    • hazardous materials transportation;

    • water discharges;

    • stormwater management;

    • air emissions;

    • chemical management;

    • PCBs;

    • asbestos;

    • pesticides;

    • consumer products; and

    • workplace health and safety.


  • Assisting in defense of:

    • regulatory enforcement actions;

    • environmental contamination cases;

    • product liability actions; and

    • international arbitration of alleged environmental harms.

Management Systems and Compliance Programs

  • Preparing environmental management system manuals

  • Developing standard operating procedures for activities affecting environmental matters

  • Writing operations and maintenance programs for management of asbestos, mold, and other potential environmental concerns

  • Conducting environmental training

  • Performing compliance audits
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University
A.B., cum laude, Dickinson College

District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Military Court of Appeals