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Brownfield Remediation & Redevelopment

Managing Risk to Maximize Your Reward

Avoiding regulatory sand traps in the redevelopment of Brownfields requires a thorough understanding of the challenges that lie ahead. Mintz’s nationally recognized Environmental team combines deep knowledge of environmental statutes and regulations with extensive transaction and litigation experience. We'll leverage our strengths to provide you with the practical advice you need to advance your business goals.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz counsels Harvard University regarding its ownership of Allston Landing, the site of a Massachusetts Turnpike interchange and former railyard. Mintz negotiated an agreement that included remediation of earlier contamination and assists Harvard in dealings with Massachusetts state agencies.

Number of states in which we've represented a national retail client in its acquisition, remediation, development, and sale of contaminated properties

Case Study
Mintz assisted a global gaming resort with redeveloping a Brownfield site. Mintz attorneys advised the client on risks related to contamination on the former chemical manufacturing site and helped the client defend its construction permits, Chapter 91 license, and MEPA certificate.

Our Approach

We've represented countless sellers, purchasers, and redevelopers of environmentally impacted properties in New England and across the United States. And we apply this significant experience to determine, explain, and negotiate terms for allocating environmental risks. You need a risk management strategy that is carefully calibrated to fit your specific circumstances — including the magnitude of risk, importance of precedent, and relationships among the various stakeholders. We'll help you define your legal and business objectives to find the path forward.

​Counsel on All Brownfield Issues
  • Environmental assessment and remediation strategy
  • State and federal permit requirements
  • Impact of changing environmental laws on real estate and other business transactions
  • Securing tax advantages
  • Environmental insurance, state and Environmental Protection Agency loans and grants, Brownfield reimbursement programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development financing, and other financing options

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Our team combines deep knowledge of environmental statutes and regulations with extensive transaction and litigation experience.

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