Brownfields and Redevelopment


Brownfields and former industrial properties have their own technical and legal challenges when it comes to reuse and redevelopment. As states and municipalities realize that these properties are assets rather than simply liabilities, they are encouraging redevelopment to take advantage of existing infrastructure and avoid the loss of greenfields.

Our Team and Services

Our Brownfields and Redevelopment Team is well versed in various state brownfield incentive programs, in addition to the underlying state remedial programs. We work with both private developers and municipalities to ensure that these properties return to productive reuse.

    • Experience
      • Represent a municipality in the purchase of a brownfield site in a community redevelopment project, including advising the client with respect to an environmental due diligence procedures application for site designation under the Abandoned Brownfields Cleanup (ABC) program and the Connecticut Transfer Act exemptions.

      • Assisted developer with redevelopment of brownfield, a former steel manufacturing facility, including remediation, lease negotiations, and obtaining environmental remediation cost cap insurance.

      • Assisted redeveloper with environmental investigation and remediation issues arising in the development of a corporate complex in South Norwalk, Connecticut.

      • Represented client in all aspects of due diligence, risk management, permitting, site remediation, the transaction, and development of a $250 million global development facility.

      • Represented the owner of a 100-plus-year-old firearms manufacturing facility on initial strategic site investigations and cost recovery negotiations with past owners for the cleanup of oil, metal, and solvent contamination.

      • Represented a waterfront fuel oil terminal owner in the investigation, negotiation of alternative clean standards, remediation, and structuring of transaction to sell and convert the terminal to upscale residential apartments.

      • Representation of a well-known diversified technology, media, and financial services company in deconstruction and remediation of a manufacturing facility with environmental, historic, and wetlands challenges in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Our Team