Christopher J. Neary has extensive experience defending California landowners accused of environmental-law violations. Often, environmental charges are the pretext used by community groups seeking to halt growth. These charges often come in a politically charged atmosphere where landowners may feel under personal attack.
In this stressful situation, clients rely on Mr. Neary's clear-eyed assessment of the strength of their case. Mr. Neary has represented clients in many civil-court proceedings focused on environmental issues, and can offer guidance on the best strategies to pursue in preventing an environmental challenge.
Mr. Neary also assists businesses in navigating our state's complex web of environmental regulations. He can actively defend litigation when it arises, but also crafts proactive policies to prevent such litigation.
Environmental issues Mr. Neary has experience with include:
- California Environmental Quality Act Law (CEQA)
- Clean Water Act regulation
- Clean Water Act litigation
- Proposition 65
- Contaminated property
- Air quality
- CERCLA, remediation and brownfield development
- Hazardous waste management and materials transportation
- National Environmental Policy Act
Find out more about the environmental law practice of Christopher J. Neary – contact his office today.