Representative
Engagements

  • For U.S. company with magnetic propulsion and levitation applications for 21st Century bulk materials transfer and passenger transit, using integrated linear synchronous motor, permanent magnet, and electromagnetic technologies: Domestic corporate general counsel and legal services; strategic business counseling and legal services for developing business and investment in China and Asia; support negotiations and draft diverse business and technology contracts and licensing agreements, and joint venture and funding agreements.
  • For advanced organic waste and biogas treatment and wastewater treatment technology startup company developing business in China, Europe, the U.S., and Latin America: General organizational, strategic, business, and legal counsel.
  • For bankrupt owner of remediated US EPA and state Superfund former industrial sites: Strategic counseling and legal services in connection with proposed sale and productive reuse of the sites.
  • For bankrupt owner of remediated US EPA and state Superfund former industrial sites: Strategic counseling and legal services in connection with proposed sale and productive reuse of the sites.
  • For U.S. start up company with advanced data technologies: General organizational, strategic, business, and legal counsel.
  • For sustainable energy and infrastructure company developing and managing programs for federal, state, and local governments, public institutions (including military bases and adjacent communities), and large private enterprises: Transactional legal services, and strategic and general business counsel.
  • For major developer in City of Los Angeles: Strategic counsel and legal services for California Coastal Commission development permit application; negotiated with Commission staff, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), US Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service, for saltwater and freshwater marsh restoration at Ballona Wetlands, as initial phase of $2 billion, 1000-acre Playa Vista Project.
  • For major foreign auto manufacturer seeking entitlements for 3000-acre, $32 million vehicle test track project on edge of Mojave Desert: Strategic and legal services conceptualizing and negotiating California Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approvals under State and Federal Endangered Species Acts for incidental take for Scientific R&D relocation of threatened desert tortoise, with major habitat replacement mitigation plan, including scientific research project.
  • For major foreign auto manufacturer seeking entitlements for 3000-acre, $32 million vehicle test track project on edge of Mojave Desert: Strategic and legal services conceptualizing and negotiating California Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approvals under State and Federal Endangered Species Acts for incidental take for Scientific R&D relocation of threatened desert tortoise, with major habitat replacement mitigation plan, including scientific research project.
  • For California Mining Association Environment Committee: With State Legislature, developed and coordinated three-agency, industry, and University of California Mining Engineering study of environmental effects of mining in California, as basis for new statutes and regulations governing mining and mine reclamation; led development of industry proposals for California State Water Resources Control Board mining waste management regulations and revisions to California State Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA).
  • For client owner of private artist in-holder community along urban waterfront opposing major urban redevelopment project: Provided legal services based on assertion of public trust in fisheries, marine commerce, and navigation.
  • For San Francisco Bay independent refinery owner: Application for California State Lands Commission (CSLC) lease renewal for oil refinery marine terminal; securing of after-the-fact lease from CSLC and permit from S.F. Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) for wastewater outfall; assisted in CSLC and BCDC approval for offshore tanker wharf deconstruction and removal in S.F. Bay.
  • For proposed clean tech energy and industrial park with water access: Strategic land use and business counsel, and legal services.
  • For gas-fired cogeneration project developer in San Francisco: Strategic counsel and legal services on CEQA procedures and environmental investigation for Port Lease Option (Port of San Francisco, San Francisco City Attorney, SFBCDC, CSLC, and S.F. Department of City Planning).
  • For national waste management company: Strategic counsel and legal services for CEQA review and Solid Waste Facility Permit expansion and environmental upgrade of privately owned landfill in California. RCRA Part B permit for existing hazardous waste (petroleum recycling) facility in Los Angeles County.
  • For national waste management company: Strategic counsel and legal services for CEQA review and Solid Waste Facility Permit expansion and environmental upgrade of privately owned landfill in California. RCRA Part B permit for existing hazardous waste (petroleum recycling) facility in Los Angeles County.
  • For acquirer of major nuclear technology company (business and real estate): Legal services for environmental and regulatory due diligence and deal negotiation on radioactive waste management, facility and site contamination and remediation, and environmental and regulatory permits.
  • For acquirer of regional cement/concrete company: Legal services for environmental due diligence and deal negotiation for acquisition of 22 industrial facilities/sites throughout California.
  • For acquirer of national/international mining company: Legal services for environmental due diligence and negotiation of environmental aspects (including indemnities) of acquisition of dry lakebed solution mining and industrial chemical plant operation; strategic counsel for design of permit revisions/extensions strategy.
  • For major international food/beverage company as Seller of food subsidiaries: Legal services for seller’s environmental due diligence representation and deal negotiation involving 23 industrial food properties in multiple states.

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