Our attorneys are leaders in facilitating the rehabilitation of environmentally compromised sites to create new commercial development opportunities with broad economic, social and community benefits. Our attorneys provide specialized support in all aspects of “brownfield” redevelopment. We coordinate with consultants, contractors, and insurers to quantify incremental project costs, determine liability protections, identify available public financing and tax incentives, and remediate and redevelop environmentally challenged sites.

We have established a particular expertise in redevelopment projects, working with clients to bring contaminated property back into productive use. Our attorneys were working with clients' contaminated sites long before these properties were given the name "brownfields". As a result, we are intimately familiar with the federal, state and local programs used to address brownfields.

A significant portion of our work focuses on creating strategies that combine site remediation with site redevelopment. We also advise clients on a regular basis regarding the use of private environmental insurance and other contractual risk allocation mechanisms for liability protection in connection with brownfield properties.

Redevelopment of contaminated property requires regulatory corrective action. In working through the regulatory process, clients need professional expertise and experience. Our firm can interface with the regulatory authorities and with the technical consultants and remediation contractors working on the in-the-field issues presented by a contaminated site.

Redevelopment also presents various issues that extend beyond the legal and regulatory counseling provided by our firm. Our firm also coordinates with professionals from various disciplines to deal with the full range of expertise needed to deal with all phases of projects for redeveloping, repositioning, and reusing impacted properties. Those services may include:

  • Environmental assessment and other technical and scientific expertise
  • Site remediation
  • Risk management and transfer
  • Real estate positioning and transactions
  • Entitlements and implementation of economic development incentives
  • Public/private development partnerships
  • Media and public relations

We invite you to contact one of our attorneys to discuss how we might assist you in addressing any environmental challenges or opportunities that impact your company’s interests.