Michael Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt is a Project Director in our Suffern, NY, office and our National Expert in Environmental Insurance Claims and Underwriting. He is an accomplished leader with nearly 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting and environmental insurance industries, with specific experience focusing on the evaluation of environmental risks and liabilities associated with insurance claims and underwriting, site investigation and remediation, due diligence, project management, and marketing. Mr. Schmidt is responsible for the growth and management of our environmental services practice in the greater New York area.
Mr. Schmidt has planned, managed and executed dozens of investigations involving multiple media (i.e., soil, groundwater, surface water) and contaminants at a wide-variety of sites located throughout the eastern seaboard of the US. These sites have ranged in size and complexity from residential properties, to commercial/industrial facilities, to major military bases.
Specific projects involved environmental activities associated with underground storage tank (UST) and above-ground storage tank (AST) releases, dry cleaners, ISRA closures, historic fill, linear project corridors, a variety of commercial and industrial sites, and Brownfields sites, including the management and oversight of the remediation of the most heavily arsenic-contaminated site in New Jersey. Remedial actions have included soil excavation, pump and treat, air sparging and soil vapor extraction (AS/SVE), and innovative soil stabilization methodology.
Mr. Schmidt has significant due dilligence experience conducting and managing Phase I and Phase II ESAs and other environmental assessments of residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout the NY/NJ metropolitan area for real estate companies, lending institutions, developers, and private individuals. Mr. Schmidt meets the definition of an Environmental Professional (EP) under the EPA All Appropriate Inquiries regulations (40 CFR 312).