Stephens & Stephens, LLP

Stephens & Stephens is an environmental boutique committed to principled resolution of disputes prior to, during, or subsequent to formal litigation. A successor to Raichle, Banning, Weiss & Stephens, Stephens & Stephens, LLP was formed in 2001 to refocus the firm on the unique practice areas it serves and to reflect the individuals who provide that service.

Stephens & Stephens has proven its ability to successfully defend and prosecute litigation on behalf of potentially responsible party (PRP) groups through its representation of Fortune 50 corporations in connection with contaminated sites in Western, Central, and Northern New York State as well as New Jersey. The firm has extensive experience in environmental defense and environmental cost recovery prosecution. Stephens & Stephens also has significant experience with non-binding alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.

Our recent focus has been Superfund megasites and the unique issues raised by those sites, including sediment remediation, natural resource damage assessment, financial reporting of environmental liabilities, financial assurance requirements, and insurance issues.