Brownfields and Redevelopment

Brownfields and former industrial properties have their own technical and legal challenges when it comes to reuse and redevelopment. As states and municipalities realize these properties are assets rather than simply liabilities, they are encouraging redevelopment to take advantage of existing infrastructure and avoid the loss of greenfields. Our Brownfields and Redevelopment Group is well versed in the various state brownfield incentive programs, in addition to the underlying state remedial programs, working with both private developers and municipalities to see these properties put back into productive reuse.

    • Experience
      • Assisted developer with redevelopment of brownfield, a former steel manufacturing facility, including remediation, lease negotiations, and obtaining environmental remediation cost cap insurance.
      • Assisted redeveloper with environmental investigation and remediation issues arising in the development of a corporate complex in South Norwalk, Connecticut.

      • Represented client in all aspects of due diligence, risk management, permitting, site remediation, transaction, and development of a $250 million global development facility.

      • Represented the owner of a 100+ year arms manufacturing facility on initial strategic site investigations and cost recovery negotiations with past owners for the clean-up of oil, metal and solvent contamination.
      • Represented a waterfront fuel oil terminal owner in the investigation, negotiation of alternative clean standards, remediation, and structuring of transaction to sell and convert the terminal to upscale residential apartments.

      • Representation of a well-known diversified technology, media, and financial services company in deconstruction and remediation of a manufacturing facility with environmental, historic, and wetlands challenges in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    • News
      • June 23, 2014

        Environmental Lawyer Appointed Chair of ABA Committee

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      • June 16, 2011

        Pamela Elkow Examines Legal Issues in Resurrecting Brownfields

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