Gregg has more than 20 years of experience in the environment, health and safety industry and is the firm’s Environmental Practice Group leader. During his tenure, the group has been named by The Recorder as one of the leading environmental practice groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gregg brings a rare kind of insight to his work as a partner in our environmental practice, as he spent six years working in the Environment, Health and Safety Department at a major oil refinery.
FAVORABLY RESOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Gregg helps clients resolve problems related to environmental contamination of real property. He advises clients on federal, state and local requirements. He assists clients in negotiations with private parties, government agencies, in administrative hearings and appeals, and with obtaining environmental insurance coverage. He has significant experience with environmental issues that arise during real estate transactions, identifying and addressing concerns during the due diligence period, efficiently resolving issues surrounding contaminated properties and drafting and enforcing contractual provisions that assign responsibility for investigation, cleanup, defense and indemnity.
HELPING CLIENTS GET THE BEST POSSIBLE LITIGATION OUTCOMES
When negotiation fails, Gregg has litigated a number of disputes to get the best outcome for his clients. Gregg's litigation experience includes Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cost recovery, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cases, trespass, nuisance and toxic tort claims, business disputes, employment, probate and disability matters. He has helped his clients avoid liability and, when they have been harmed, recover millions of dollars. Gregg has also handled a variety of administrative proceedings, including variances and appeals under of a wide variety of environmental, health and safety provisions, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and rules and regulations adopted by Air Quality Management Districts.
Please follow this link to view a list of Gregg Brandt's Representative Matters in areas including Clean Up Cost Recovery and Defense, Administrative Proceedings and Appeals, Polanco Act and Redevelopment, Underground Storage Tank Issues and UST Clean Up Fund, Environmental Insurance, Remediation of Contaminated Property and Regulatory Negotiation, Due Diligence, Environmental Permitting and Compliance, Greenhouse Gas and Air Quality Compliance and General Litigation.
Loyola Law School; J.D., cum laude (1996)
Long Beach State University; B.S., Chemical Engineering (1991)