Bowitch Negotiates Deal with EPA on Brownfield Site

Article published in on May 25, 0016  (website link or PDF)

Former Sealand industrial site in Lisbon could be returned to tax rolls; $1.5 million lien to be removed


After more than 25 years in limbo, St. Lawrence County hopes to bring the 210-acre former Sealand dumpsite back on the tax rolls.

St. Lawrence County Attorney Stephen Button says the federal Environmental Protection Agency had placed a $1.5 million lien on the property for remediation and testing work it has performed on the site over the past 25 years, but a deal has now been reached with the county to waive that cost in exchange for half of the sale price.


Bowitch Assists County in Obtaining Brownfield Funding and Brownfield Investigation

Article published in on May 8, 0016  (website link or PDF)

EPA, county working to get contaminated properties in Potsdam, Lisbon and Gouverneur back on tax rolls


CANTON -- St. Lawrence County is working with the Environmental Protection Agency to bring possibly contaminated tax-delinquent properties back on the tax rolls while minimizing the potentially costly risk associated with taking ownership.

Sites being investigated and eyed for foreclosure include the abandoned former Stan Smith automotive junkyard and body shop on US Hwy. 11 in Potsdam, the former Tru-North Pizza in Lisbon and the former DJ Walters Chevrolet-Geo Inc. property in Gouverneur.


Dan Coffey Speaks at National Conference in Florida

Dan Coffey spoke at the April 2016 National Association of Subrogation Professionals Litigation Skills Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on “Strategies for Pursuing the Product Distributor in the World Economy."

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