Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco has litigated matters in state and federal courts, including various Courts of Appeal, handling cases involving everything from the changing shape of the coast line to the changing rules for regulated chemicals found in the ground or the water. Additionally, we have handled Administrative Writs in many different contexts. Our record of success speaks for itself.
Real Estate Transaction, Regulatory Compliance, Advice & Advocacy
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco handles a wide variety of real estate matters, and in the most complex deals we are frequently teamed with transactional experts to provide specialized help in our various practice areas. We have many years of experience finding solutions to regulatory and compliance concerns, teaming with a variety of scientific, engineering and economic consultants to address regulatory issues at the local, state and federal level.
Insurance Coverage & Recovery
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco understands the role insurance plays in today’s transactions, assisting our clients with risk and cost analysis, and directing our clients to industry experts in this changing marketplace. We also have substantial experience in claim recovery when claims need to be made and paid.
CEQA & Land Use Counsel and Litigation
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco provides guidance to our clients during the preparation of CEQA and other entitlement documents such as Williamson Act cancellations, and development agreements to ensure that a legally defensible document is prepared. Unfortunately, proper preparation of a such documents does not ensure that they will not be challenged; so we are often called upon to defend entitlements and CEQA documents. Our record of success in this area also speaks for itself.
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known asOpper & Varco has represented property owners and public agencies in a wide variety of eminent domain matters, particularly those involving valuation of contaminated property. Our work in the area has lead us to author Appendix A to the CEB’s “gold standard” treatise on Eminent Domain in California.
This area of the law is particularly susceptible to changing judicial views and decisions. We follow them closely and can advise on those governmental actions or consequences that rise to the level of an actionable “taking”.
Urban Development & Reuse
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco has long represented redevelopers, property owners and public agencies in redevelopment projects throughout the state, some of which have won national attention and regional awards. We are active in organizations that provide support and research that advance the interest of brownfield redevelopers in particular.
Grant Funding for Public & Private Development
Grant funds are not easy to find, but if you know where to look and who to ask, they can sometimes be discovered in the warrens of federal, state or local government. We know where to look and who to ask.
Regulatory Counseling and Defense
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper and Varco works closely with local, national and multinational companies doing business in California to assist them assuring compliance with a wider variety of consumer and environmental regulations including, California’s Proposition 65, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, EU REACH requirements, California solid, hazardous, universal and medical waste regulations and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. We are leaders in assisting out of state companies insure their compliance with California’s unique and complex regulatory scheme.
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper & Varco has a national reputation in the water quality arena representing clients in the permitting, regulatory enforcement and citizen suit aspect of the Clean Water Act and the California Water Code. We routinely represent clients against citizen suit actions alleging violations of state and federal storm water regulations.
Environmental Law Group LLP, formerly known as Opper and Varco attorneys have authored the definitive text on ISO 14001 and the law and routinely work with clients in the development of environmental auditing tools for a variety of industries. Environmental Law Group LLP attorneys assist their clients in analyzing audit results and working with regulatory agencies when those results require disclosure.