Provided by Deborah J Schmall
Deborah Schmall is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her specialty areas include government enforcement actions and citizen suits; complex, multi-party remediation driven by federal or state agencies or private parties and related dispute resolution proceedings; hazardous materials or waste regulatory compliance and permitting; water quality regulatory compliance and permitting; and facility closure regulatory compliance and permitting.
In addition, clients turn to Deborah for her strategic counsel at high-profile Brownfield developments. She also has led environmental negotiations in connection with large M&A transactions for petroleum and pharmaceutical companies, mid-market divestitures and acquisitions, and more than 100 real property transactions. Deborah’s practice spans a range of industries: pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, natural resources, and residential and commercial development. Her representative clients include AT&T, BHP Petroleum, Cargill, Genentech Inc., Prologis, the Oakland Athletics, and Western Digital Corporation.
Former Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the US Justice Department; former Assistant District Attorney in New York County (Manhattan).