Goulston & Storrs

Environment Department

Massachusetts
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What the team is known for Distinguished for its niche in the environmental aspects of real estate and well known for its expertise in regulatory matters, brownfield redevelopment and property transactions. Provides high-quality representation of developers, investors and private equity companies. Well regarded for its strength in the environmental insurance space. Strong capabilities in advising on environmental cost recovery matters. Experienced in representing those in the education and healthcare sectors.

Strengths Sources say: "The team does really high-quality, cutting-edge work."

Peers say: "They are most excellent at the transactional and permitting part of environmental work."

Clients highlight the practice for its "dedicated expertise in permitting issues."

Work highlights Advised Post Road Residential on environmental due diligence, among other matters, in connection to its purchase and redevelopment of a former pesticide manufacturing facility.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming attorney Kate Velasquez-Heller impresses with her "really good attention to detail and follow-up" and is highlighted as being "very good at giving practical advice." She often works on issues relating to property contamination and indoor pollution.

Ned Abelson is held in the highest regard by clients, whom he advises on brownfield redevelopment actions, contaminated property issues and environmental insurance. Sources report that he "really understands state Superfund matters" and "does really good work in the real estate space."

William Seuch attracts high praise for the breadth of his expertise in environmental law, particularly as it applies to real estate deals and brownfield issues. Clients note he is "great at the intersection between real estate and environment" and praise his "very practical approach to solving problems and issues."