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Goulston & Storrs

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2MassachusettsUSA 2021 View ranking table
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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

One client notes: “The team has a lot of expertise and a great practical approach, and is always available.”

Commentators say: "The firm has a lot of expertise and diversity of experience. It is one of the go-to firms in Boston for big, complex acquisitions and developments."

One client commends: "The team knows the law inside and out. They know how to make deals and can explain complex ideas to non-professionals."

Work highlights

Represented MIT in connection with the environmental permitting and redevelopment of an assemblage of property located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Notable practitioners

Kate Velasquez-Heller regularly handles a range of environmental matters, including compliance and contaminated property issues.
“Kate’s practical knowledge is tremendous.” “Kate is an excellent lawyer.”

Ned Abelson is a foremost practitioner in the environmental field, advising on issues such as brownfields redevelopment and transactions. “Ned is tremendous to work with. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and thoughtful.” “Ned is a very diligent lawyer with amazing environmental expertise.”

William Seuch has broad expertise in environmental issues and regularly handles brownfield redevelopment matters. 
“Seuch is extremely knowledgeable, practical and a good strategic thinker.” "Seuch combines attention to technical detail with an ability to give transaction-level advice that is tailored to the client’s needs."

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Overview

The Goulston & Storrs environmental group advises clients on projects throughout the United States in connection with the redevelopment, sale, and financing of previously contaminated "Brownfield" sites (e.g., historic mills, factories, and landfills), private equity acquisitions and dispositions, large-scale property portfolio transactions (multi-family residential, office, hotel, and industrial properties), corporate mergers and acquisitions, statutory compliance matters, corporate financings, environmental cost recovery claims, and environmental issues associated with products in commerce.  We are also home to one of the most prolific environmental insurance practices in the nation, maximizing the value we provide to clients when insuring over risks or seeking to bring insurance claims.  Our team has a cultivated network of trusted scientists, engineers, consultants, governmental contacts, and local counsel we collaborate with to help pour clients.

Environment

Goulston & Storrs

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Location

400 Atlantic Avenue

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02110-3333

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Massachusetts

Environment


Kate Velasquez-Heller
Band 3
Ned Abelson
Band 1
William M Seuch
Band 2