Working Together for Creative Environmental and Land Use Solutions
Virginia is leading the country as one of the first states to enact progressive legislation encouraging the remediation and re‑use of environmentally contaminated properties, also known as brownfields. By working with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, qualified owners of contaminated properties are now eligible for partial amnesty from state and federal regulations. Recent decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States may also allow land owners of contaminated properties to recover environmental clean-up costs from prior land owners and other potentially responsible parties.
If you are attempting to develop or dispose of environmentally impacted properties, we can help. We have guided purchasers through acquiring and developing old landfill sites and sellers negotiating the sale of regulated parcels. Virginia’s new statutes and regulations make these transactions easier, safer, and more profitable for all parties.
Environmental law in today's complex legal system is not just a body of statutes and regulations. Rather, it is the integration of different practice areas including environmental compliance, regulatory law, commercial real estate, consultant management, and litigation. Our environmental law team can guide you through the federal, state, and local laws protecting air and water quality, including wetland permits, the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, and land use development regulations. Poole Mahoney PC utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to efficiently manage projects ranging from local zoning issues to complicated Brownfield remediation sites requiring local, state, and federal government approval. Our attorneys have experience necessary to appeal administrative decisions and defend violations of environmental laws and regulations.
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Commercial Real Estate/Land Use Experienced in helping our clients negotiate the maze of local government requirements for your project's approval. Whether you need a zoning variance, a conditional use permit, or permits from regulatory boards such as the Wetlands Board or the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board, we can help.
Administrative/Regulatory Law Local, state, and federal administrative agencies have overlapping authority to regulate environmental aspects of development. Our attorney's regularly work with and appear before many different local, state, and federal agencies.
Litigation Litigation team has the experience and expertise to handle the wide variety of issues and challenges presented by environmental lawsuit.