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Environmental Law

The firm advises clients and serves as litigation counsel in matters involving environmental laws, regulations and real estate transactions.  Mr. Kracov represents diverse non-profit, industrial and government clients. 


Environmental Litigation

The firm provides environmental litigation counsel and dispute resolution.  Mr. Kracov has prosecuted and defended high-profile environmental lawsuits involving hundreds of millions of dollars.  Cases involve:  

• Clean Air and Greenhouse Emissions
• Renewable Energy and Resources
• Water Quality, Stormwater and Water Rights
• Solid Waste Management and Recycling
• Hazardous Waste
• Contaminated Property
• Government Civil and Criminal Prosecutions 
• Private Party Environmental Enforcement and Nuisance Law

California Environmental Quality Act

The firm offers compliance and litigation counsel in California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) matters including:
• Project Description and Environmental Assessment
• Administrative Exhaustion and Public Commenting
• Exemptions and Negative Declarations
• Environmental Impact Reports

Mr. Kracov has broad and successful experience in CEQA matters and regularly provides compliance, administrative and litigation representation on residential, commercial and industrial developments from the initial stages of project formulation through writ of mandate trials and appeals.  

Brownfield Cleanup & Insurance 

The firm offers transactional counsel and liability assessment in the areas of hazardous and solid waste, USTs, air and water quality.  Mr. Kracov frequently works with consultants and regulators including the Department of Toxic Substances Control on brownfield, soil and groundwater remediation.  He negotiates real property transactions, including purchase agreements, escrow instructions, title policies and environmental indemnities and insurance for remediation costs and pollution liability.

Environmental Justice

Mr. Kracov has an in-depth understanding of environmental justice, representing non-profit and government clients in groundbreaking environmental justice efforts.  As a prosecutor he directed civil programs in the Environmental Justice Initiative.  

Proposition 65

The firm provides counsel to non-profit, business and government clients in matters involving the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65.  Mr. Kracov is experienced in high-profile Proposition 65 water contamination, consumer product and air exposure cases and has engaged in coordinated prosecutions with the California Attorney General.