Practice Areas

Environmental Law

 

Our environmental practice includes all aspects of contaminated real estate including investgation, clean-up, cost-recovery and administrative/regulatory closure. 

We have in-depth experience with MTCA, CERCLA, RCRA and other federal, state and local laws regarding remediation and cost recovery. 

Our expertise also extends to Clean Water Act compliance and enforcement defense associated with storm water management and permitting. 

We assist our clients with the full range of clean-up issues from large scale sediment sites such as Portland Harbor and the Lower Duwamish Waterway to more traditional dry cleaner, gasoline station and underground storage tank matters. 

Commercial Real Estate Law & Condemnation

 

We provide a full range of Commerical Real Estate legal services including assisting our clients with purchases, sales, financing, leasing, ground leases and re-development. 

We have a particular focus on contaminated properties which allows us to leverage the firm's depth of knowledge in environmental investigation, remediation and cost recovery.

Private property rights are a bedrock principal of our Federal and State Constitutions.  We exclusively represent property owners in takings cases to preserve and protect their rights and maximize recoveries. 

Land Use Law

We provide a full range of project entitlement services including developing and executing permit strategies and regulatory approvals.

We represent our clients in front of state and local hearing boards and administrative courts as welll as litigate Land Use Petition claims and defenses to obtain and protect project entitlements.