Mrs. Hartis is the Managing Shareholder of McRoberts & Hartis, P.C. She has over 17 years’ experience in the practice of environmental law. Mrs. Hartis has extensive experience in managing all aspects of environmental due diligence and risk management, including environmental report “desktop” reviews, Phase I, Phase II and other environmental report procurement and negotiation. She negotiates environmental provisions in purchase agreements and reviews, analyzes and negotiates environmental risk mitigants such as environmental insurance policies, environmental indemnities and environmental escrow agreements. Mrs. Hartis also advises clients on environmental permitting, compliance and remediation.
Mrs. Hartis has represented parties in all aspects of environmental law, including under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). She has represented parties in several private cost recovery and contribution actions brought pursuant to CERCLA. Additionally, she has defended numerous clients in administrative proceedings before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, including successfully negotiating consent decrees resolving enforcement actions and cleanup issues. Mrs. Hartis has represented clients threatened with criminal sanctions under federal environmental statutes. She has experience in the representation of clients in contribution actions involving the cleanup of environmentally impaired property for potential development. Mrs. Hartis also has experience with the redevelopment of Brownfields sites, including working with state agencies and the client in negotiating risk-based remediation strategies to promote the most efficient and cost-effective re-use of the property. Mrs. Hartis has considerable trial experience and extensive experience drafting pleadings and appellate briefs.
Prior to joining McRoberts & Hartis, P.C., Mrs. Hartis was an associate with Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons), where she gained considerable experience in all aspects of environmental law.