VHB leverages its collective multi-disciplined experience to support our clients' planning, research, litigation, mediation and arbitration needs relating to complex contaminated sites and portfolios of contaminated sites. We bring unmatched tenacity to uncover the critical facts that will drive a successful outcome.
Environmental Forensics and Litigation Support
Cost Recovery/Cost Allocation
Standard of Practice
Portfolio Valuations & Financial Reporting
Bankruptcies/Mergers & Acquisitions
Long-term Financial Planning
Featured Services & Subject Expertise
VHB has the technical skills and practical environmental experience to uncover the critical facts to resolve environmental disputes, including chemical fingerprinting, sediment age dating, chemical fate and transport modeling techniques, complex geospatial analysis, and three-dimensional subsurface visualizations.
Liability, Damages, and Allocation Assessments
VHB performs assessments for business risk management, insurance recovery, cost allocation, natural resource damages, and mass and toxic tort. We prepare position papers and presentations for clients and can serve as allocators for multi-party sites. VHB draws upon our environmental experience to produce credible estimates to help effectively manage risk.
Environmental Insurance Matters
For over two decades, VHB has supported both insurance companies and private clients in insurance-related liability, cost-recovery, and damages assessments. VHB’s staff is knowledgeable and practiced in environmental insurance principles, including expected and intended, owned property, policy years, pollution exclusion, and sudden and accidental.
For more than 35 years, VHB’s environmental specialists have been at the forefront of complex contaminated sediment evaluations in lake, river, and tidal systems, including analyses for persistent contaminants such as PCBs, mercury, coal tar constituents, and dioxins.
VHB has extensive experience investigating, evaluating, and remediating contaminated groundwater. Our knowledge of light nonaqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs), dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs), and emerging contaminants such as PFAS and 1,4-dioxane, has allowed us to testify and support litigation at numerous high-profile contaminated groundwater sites.
Environmental Forensics & Litigation Support Team
Glen Kirkpatrick, PG
Vice President, National Director of Site Investigation & Remediation
Tracy Planinsek, PE
Senior Managing Engineer
Senior Managing Scientist
Andy Harris, LEP
Senior Project Manager
Environmental, Ecological and Engineering Consulting, Construction Oversight of Gateway Park Camden, NJ