PDHonline Course Provider Biography
Mr. Soderberg is both an environmental attorney and environmental engineer with over 36 years experience in the environmental field. He twice chaired the Environmental Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, as well as the Government Affairs Committee of the New York Water Environment Association, where he regularly led the annual environmental regulatory/legislative update. In his unique capacity he has handled a broad range of matters including the defense of actions brought pursuant to the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and various federal as well as a myriad of local environmental laws. He advises clients with regard to the regulation of materials including asbestos, PCBs, solvents, hospital and medical waste, hazardous waste, bulk storage tanks, and statutory compliance with RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Wetlands Act, Navigation Law, and SEQRA.
Mr. Soderberg counsels clients in transactional matters including the coordination of environmental assessments as part of the due diligence process, and the drafting and negotiating of environmental representations and warranties. He negotiates the terms of voluntary cleanup agreements, prospective purchaser agreements and counsels clients with regard to Brownfields redevelopment and represents corporations, businesses and individuals before federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies, as well as federal and state courts.
Prior to being affiliated with a full-service law firm for 10 years, he spent twenty years in environmental practice as both an engineer and attorney with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, where he rose to the position of director of Environmental Enforcement.