Environment

Brownfields

We frequently work with clients in redeveloping environmentally contaminated properties from abandoned or under-used properties into economically useful ones. In doing so, we work to create solutions to the cleanup, compliance and liability problems that can affect these developments.

Representative Experience

  • Worked with a municipal client to reclaim areas used for private oil production and develop those areas into parkland using a combination of state, federal, local and private funding. Representation included successful litigation against the current oil operator and mineral rights owner.
  • Experienced in representing a regional shopping center developer in redeveloping a 35-acre portion of a 160-acre, heavily contaminated former defense and aerospace manufacturing site in the heart of a Los Angeles suburb. The complex and successful transaction involved federal, state and local agencies and several major private redevelopers.

For more information, please contact David E. Cranston.

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