Contaminated Property

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Contaminated Property
Contaminated Property
Contaminated Property
Christopher Jensen
Hanson Bridgett attorneys have extensive experience advising companies and individuals regarding contaminated properties. We are adept at recovering costs from other responsible parties and insurance carriers. We offer practical solutions based on decades of experience with all types of properties—from gas stations to federal Superfund sites.

What Sets Us Apart?

Experience. Decades of experience with the most contaminated properties in California and, highly sophisticated transactions and redevelopment projects for some of the largest companies in the country.

Our clients include publicly traded companies, regional and national developers, property owners and small businesses, food companies, public agencies, and private investors.

Broad Expertise. We have extensive expertise with the major regulatory agencies in California, including the Regional and State Water Quality Control Boards, DTSC, and local regulatory agencies, as well experience with the cleanup of federal Superfund sites. Our expertise includes:

  • Superfund site remediation and cost recovery litigation
  • Soil vapor intrusion
  • Cleanup of contaminated sediments impacted by hazardous substances such as PCBs, heavy metals, and PAHs "Brownfields" redevelopment projects
  • Lead-based paint abatement
  • Military base closure and redevelopment
  • Due diligence for real estate and M&A transactions
  • PLL policies (both negotiation of terms and tender of claims)

Representative Matters

  • Represented publicly traded company in regulatory matters and private cleanup cost recovery arbitration related to investigation and remediation of major Superfund site in EPA Region 4
  • Advised aerospace manufacturing company regarding the investigation and remediation of groundwater contamination and potential vapor intrusion issues at its facility and represented company in regulatory matters with the Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Represented public entity in large-scale remediation of lead contamination under DTSC supervision
  • Advised private investors regarding potential environmental liabilities associated with acquisition of assets of bankrupt San Francisco manufacturing company
  • Represented property owner in lease negotiations for commercial/industrial property subject to environmental investigation
  • Represented guarantor in loan negotiations for major development of property subject to environmental indemnity provisions