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Monchamp Meldrum LLP helps our clients navigate both the regulatory and development process for hazardous materials sites. Using our legal expertise, technical knowledge and negotiation skills, we provide our clients with the timely advice they need to get building. We work together with a trusted network of consultants to efficiently provide solutions to complex environmental problems. As noted in Land Use, we also assist our clients in obtaining permits for environmental impacts from federal and state regulatory agencies.

Environmental Due Diligence

Accurate and thorough environmental due diligence is a critical first step in any development project. With 20 years of development experience in Northern and Southern California, Joey and Amanda have personal knowledge of the pitfalls to look for when assessing a property for purchase or lease. We leverage our relationships with environmental consultants and regulators to get our clients fast, accurate information on the liabilities and risks associated with the properties they are considering acquiring. We also provide guidance on the anticipated regulatory pathways and legal mechanisms available to reduce risk going forward, and expeditiously obtain regulatory approvals.

Brownfield Redevelopment

Monchamp Meldrum LLP helps our clients clean-up and reuse former industrial and agricultural land with contaminated soil, groundwater, and soil gas to a level that is protective of human health and the environment. Often referred to as brownfield redevelopment, this clean-up and reuse allows for more infill development in urban areas close to existing jobs, housing, and transit.

As part of engaging in brownfield redevelopment, we advise our clients on liability protections under state and federal law. We work with the technical consultants to ensure that site assessments are accurate and thorough so that our clients understand the full extent of contamination before remediation and construction begins.

We have excellent relationships with regulators throughout the state and help our clients obtain the necessary approvals from agencies including the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board), and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).