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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San Francisco COPA Program Rules Released

The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) released program rules for the Community to Purchase Act (COPA) on September 3, 2019. The recently enacted COPA program (codified in Chapter 41B of the...

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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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INSIGHT: Are Your Employees Using Messaging Apps for Business Communications? Understanding Compliance Implications

Employees are using ephemeral messaging apps—where messages “disappear"—but do they? Farella Braun + Martel attorneys lay out legal pitfalls and compliance issues and the digital minefield that arises when employees don’t use company-sanctioned email...

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Data Miner's Injunction Against LinkedIn

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with data analytics company hiQ Labs, Inc. and upheld an injunction barring LinkedIn from blocking it from accessing information made publicly available by the professional networking site’s users...

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California Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies That the Notice-Prejudice Rule Is a Fundamental Public Policy That May Override Choice of Law Provisions

In  Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company , the California Supreme Court resolved two previously open questions in insurance law: (1) it concluded that the notice-prejudice rule [1]  is a fundamental public policy...

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CalCPA: Wine Industry Conference

Lauren Gilbreth will present the session "Succession Planning" at the CalCPA - Wine Industry Conference. The ever dynamic wine industry is fraught with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we...

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Melissa S. Hung Named a 2019 Asian American Bar Association LEAD Fellow

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Changing Climate, Changing Laws: Addressing CEQA’s New Wildfire Risk Requirements in Project Development

Wildfires pose an increasingly serious threat to the public and environment in California. So it should be no surprise that the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) amended Appendix G of California Environmental...

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A Major Victory for hiQ Labs, Ninth Circuit Upholds Its Right to Access Publicly Available LinkedIn Data

In a blockbuster ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed startup hiQ Labs, Inc.’s preliminary injunction (PI) against LinkedIn granted by Judge Edward Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern...

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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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