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: "It does a lot of work in the transactional space and it has excellent lawyers."

"Overall the team is remarkably strong. It has the full breadth of experience and knowledge and undertakes high-quality work," reports a source.

Commentators say it "provides amazing support" and praise its members as "subject matter experts."

Work highlights Provided environmental advice to WS Development in connection with its acquisition of Seaport Square in Boston.

Notable practitioners

Kate Velasquez-Heller regularly handles a range of environmental matters, including compliance and contaminated property issues. Interviewees say she is "practical and client-focused."

Ned Abelson is a foremost practitioner in the environmental field, advising on issues such as brownfields redevelopment and transactions. "He is the premier environmental attorney in Boston; he is very creative, knowledgeable and smart."

William Seuch "does an excellent job on environmental issues," notes one source. He has broad expertise in the area and regularly handles brownfield redevelopment matters.