Our environmental regulatory / compliance attorneys have experience in each subspecialty area of federal and state environmental law. We are known for client-oriented solutions to compliance issues, with an objective of helping our clients pro-actively avoid problems before they arise. We regularly assist companies with:

  • Compliance counseling, including hazardous waste management, Superfund counseling and representation, environmental permitting, lender liability and facility siting
  • Compliance counseling regarding CERCLA, RCRA, FIFRA, TSCA, OPA, EPCRA, Proposition 65 and other federal and state statutes
  • Air quality advice, including Clean Air Act compliance, new source review, permitting, emissions trading and indoor air quality
  • Water quality advice, including Clean Water Act compliance, storm water management, wastewater treatment, waste discharge requirements and NPDES issues
  • Environmental due diligence in corporate and real estate transactions, including Phase I and Phase II site assessments and complex due diligence investigations
  • Environmental insurance and indemnification coverage and negotiations
  • Brownfields development, including deed restrictions, successor liability, prospective purchaser agreements, covenants not to sue and related issues
  • Military Base Re-Use and Closure, including property and authority transfer, remediation, indemnification, and insurance

Firm Highlights

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What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Matayoshi

Kelly Matayoshi discusses how the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship. Read the interview here .

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The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

The new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will come into effect January 1, 2020. In most situations, nonprofits won’t be subject to the law—but in some cases they necessarily will be and/or...

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

New legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 18 now authorizes the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in new construction projects for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The City...

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Lysondra Ludwig Selected to Leadership San Francisco

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