Robert is a leading real estate redevelopment attorney who provides strategy and counsel to a wide variety of clients dealing with contaminated site remediation and brownfield redevelopment, including environmental due diligence and related litigation. His projects have included hundreds of contaminated sites including industrial plants, landfills, rail yards, bulk terminals, closed military facilities, timber mills, dry cleaners, commercial nurseries, schools, and service stations.
Banking Background Benefits Transactional Clients
Property owners, developers, financial institutions, government agencies, and manufacturers rely on Robert during transactions for his ability to guide them through due diligence review, acquisition/disposition negotiations, regulatory and entitlement approvals, and insurance and financial underwriting. Robert's commercial banking background provides a real-world business perspective on these matters.
Effective Solutions In Complex California Litigation
On the litigation side of his practice, Robert has successfully litigated more than $100 million of environmental cost recovery claims in federal and state courts, including bench and jury trials as well as appeals. He has also successfully litigated environmental tort claims, Clean Water Act citizen suits, contract claims, eminent domain matters, and disputes arising under the phase out of California's Community Redevelopment Law.