03 June 2013

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the June 2013 issue of Cleaner & Launderer   Last month over 200 active or former dry cleaners received a letter from the State of California informing them that if they would pay money to the State, the...

15 October 2012

Written by Justin Gifford, General Counsel, EnviroForensics Whether you’re an attorney that specializes in complex environmental tort claims or are riding herd over specialized outside counsel, environmental law is unique in its blend of science, regulation and statute. When it comes to defending against EPA claims or pursuing actions against third-party polluters...

30 May 2012

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the May 2012 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version When executives talk about a company’s assets, they generally refer to people, property, buildings, equipment, clients, job contracts, and intellectual property.  I’m sure there are more, but how...

01 January 2010

Written by Steve Henshaw, President & CEO, EnviroForensics in collaboration with Justin Gifford, General Counsel, EnviroForensics As seen in the January 2010 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version Opening up Google, a newspaper, turning on the radio or catching the evening news is sure to expose you to...

01 December 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, President and CEO of EnviroForensics and PolicyFind As seen in the December 2009 issue of Western Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version You can tell a lot about a drycleaner’s operation by the way that he conducts housekeeping. That is to say that if a drycleaner keeps...

01 September 2009

Written by Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics As seen in the September 2009 issue of Cleaner & Launderer PDF Version I heard from some readers that my last few articles were a little too technical and in addressing those comments, I’ve decided to go back to basics. That...

02 June 2009

Written By Steve Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO of EnviroForensics and PolicyFind Drycleaners News June 2009 Issue PDF Version How many drycleaners do you know who own their business and building? Some drycleaners may have thought they had an asset, only to find out that the building is contaminated and...

02 January 2009

Today’s Environmental Compliance Costs: Insurance Archeology for the Laundry Industry Written by David A. O’Neill, J.D., Director of Investigations, PolicyFind Published in Laundry Today Jan 2009 PDF Version An increasing number of laundries are striving to heighten their ‘green consciousness.’ Many go above and beyond what is necessary for them...

30 September 2008

Published in Fabricare The Magazine of Drycleaning & Laundry Institute Sep/Oct 2008 PDF Version Insurance archeology is the process of location and finding historical insurance policies that covered individuals and businesses. Historical insurance can be a huge benefit to drycleaners, as old policies can be used to pay for costs...

01 September 2008

By Neela Eyunni As Published in Law Week Colorado, Sept. 1, 2008, Vol. 6, No. 35 PDF Version DENVER—Archeologist David O’Neill meticulously sifts trough historical artifacts in an attempt to reconstruct the past, O’Neill, however, isn’t searching for fossils or prehistoric creatures. Instead, he’s looking for old insurance policies. O’Neill...

24 August 2008

Written by Scott Olson Published in IBJ Article August 25-31, 2008 Vol 29 No. 25 PDF Version Like an archeologist combing through artifacts of the ancient past. O’Neill labors to construct liability insurance policies once considered expired. They often are as valuable as lost treasures-funding expensive environmental investigations or paying...

24 July 2008

Insurance Coverage and State Funds Published in Fabricare July/August 2008 PDF Version With more than 25 years of experience, Stephen Henshaw, President of EnviroForensics®, a national environmental engineering firm specializing in remediation for drycleaners, says that drycleaners in states with or without cleanup funds have viable solutions for finding dollars...

15 July 2008

Published in Wisconsin Fabricare Institute’s Impressions July/August 2008 issue PDF Version As most dry cleaners know, the deadline to enter sites into the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund (DERF) Program is quickly approaching. Simply stated, if soil and groundwater samples are not collected at your site and you have not...

15 January 2008

Written by David A. O’Neill, J.D., Director of Investigations, Enviroforensics and PolicyFind Published in CleanFacts Issue 2 2008 PDF Version Successful dry cleaners keep a clean shop. Yet in recent years, the tidiest of dry cleaners are discovering that their inclination toward older and cleanliness is having a negative impact on...

01 March 2004

Insurance archaeologist helps keep matters out of litigation By Dennis Pillsbury PDF Version Anyone who has perused cases involving clean-up of Superfund-identified hazardous waste sites probably winds up shaking his or her head at the complexity of the claims and the often inane resolutions where only the attorneys seem to...

29 January 2004

U.S. INSURANCE LAW REPORT David O’Neill & Stephen Henshaw, Edited for continuity and clarity. Vol. 1, No. 2,Thursday, January 29, 2004 Stephen Henshaw is the founder and President/CEO of EnviroForensics (headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana), the only environmental consulting firm in the country (to our knowledge) that combines environment investigation/engineering/design expertise...

USILR: What is the specialized set of tools that insurance archaeologists use Interview with Steve Henshaw, P.G., President & CEO, EnviroForensics & PolicyFind, and David O’Neill, Director of Investigations, EnviroForensics and PolicyFind O’Neill: First and foremost, the insurance archaeologist is a researcher. He must pay attention to detail and have...

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