Bruce Flushman is the immediate past leader of the Environmental Practice Group. He represents public and private interests regarding compliance with environmental (wetland, water quality, hazardous and solid waste, forest practices, clean air and land use) laws and regulations, in obtaining federal, state, or local land use and permits or entitlements and in related litigation. As litigation counsel he has handled a wide variety of trial and appellate matters involving environmental and natural resource regulation, land title, boundary determination, insurance coverage, water rights and water quality, financial, real estate and securities regulation and commercial disputes. Bruce was outside litigation counsel for the State Alaska in litigation against a major oil company ultimately resolved for a ten figure amount. As a public lawyer, Bruce was litigation counsel for the California State Lands Commission in some of its major title, boundary, water rights, off-shore boundary and Indian title matters, including an original jurisdiction case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bruce has also represented a variety of commercial entities in the sale or transfer of the control or assets of businesses or acquisition or disposition of real property.
Clients include: major port, food processing and natural resource companies, industrial facility owners/operators, manufacturers, private and public owners/developers of real property, regulated businesses.