Adeptly addressing environmental issues is a critical part of the services we offer to our real estate clients. Our team is skilled at managing risks that may arise from various environmental hazards and protecting our clients from future problems or further harm.

Our experienced team of attorneys manages environmental concerns that arise in acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence reviews, development opportunities, office, manufacturing, agricultural, and energy leasing, and post-transaction liability litigation and dispute resolution. We understand that complex federal and state-specific issues related to water, groundwater, soils, contaminated sites, and clean air protection arise in real estate, and our team has specifically tailored their practice to addressing real estate-specific environmental issues.


  • Represented developers in acquisition of contaminated properties and develop regulatory closure plans to mitigate liability during redevelopment.
  • Represented sellers of contaminated properties within Superfund sites and minimize ongoing liability exposure post-transaction.
  • Represented solar energy company in complex leasing arrangements for brownfields and Superfund sites to redevelop into solar farms.
  • Advised major agricultural conglomerate on contaminated sites issues related to real property assets in due diligence phase of acquisition of orchard and farming entity.
  • Represented developer in cost recovery action against retail gas and petroleum company to recover redevelopment costs incurred remediating contamination.
  • Advised utility company on environmental issues related to complex network of easements and real property assets acquired as part of water utility acquisition.
  • Advised West Coast timber company on tidelands leasing for shellfish farming.
  • Represented developer in negotiations with regulatory agency to secure prospective purchaser consent decree prior to redevelopment of contaminated site to minimize potential prospective environmental liabilities.
  • Advised sellers and purchasers navigating historical insurance coverage issues related to potential environmental liability.
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