With more than 20 years of experience in the environment, health and safety industry, Gregg leads the firm’s Environmental Practice group. He also helps clients purchase, sell and lease commercial, retail and residential real estate. Informed by his background in chemical engineering, experience at a multinational company, and time as a corporate legal client, Gregg’s approach to client-service is highly responsive, practical and solution-oriented.
Gregg advises clients on federal, state and local environmental requirements and helps clients resolve problems related to environmental contamination of real property. He assists clients in negotiations with private parties, government agencies, in administrative hearings and appeals, and with obtaining environmental insurance coverage. He has significant experience with environmental issues that arise during real estate transactions; identifying and addressing concerns during the due diligence period; efficiently resolving issues surrounding contaminated properties; and drafting and enforcing contractual provisions that assign responsibility for investigation, cleanup, defense and indemnity.
Contamination and remediation
Gregg has helped resolve contamination claims at former industrial properties, dry cleaners and gas stations. He is experienced in environmental cleanup and cost recovery litigation, administrative proceedings and appeals, underground storage tank issues, environmental insurance, remediation of contaminated property, environmental permitting and compliance. Gregg has also handled a variety of administrative proceedings, including variances and appeals under a wide variety of environmental, health and safety provisions, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and rules and regulations adopted by Air Quality Management Districts.
In addition to his environmental work, Gregg also helps his clients purchase and sell retail, commercial and industrial properties. He has negotiated retail and office leases for both landlords and tenants and helps resolve lease disputes. For the last several years, Gregg has acted as an editor for various chapters of the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Retail Leasing and Office Leasing treatises and has spoken at the National Retail Tenants Association annual conference on environmental due diligence and strategies for resolving lease disputes.