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.
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, Chair of Greenberg Glusker's Environmental Law Group.