Key Experience

  • Represents clients in land use and environmental transactions and litigation.
  • Counsels in matters regarding environmental permitting, entitlements and environmental reviews.

Practice

Andrew Oelz counsels clients on all aspects of land use and environmental laws, including permitting, entitlements and environmental review for complex government projects, commercial projects, and conventional and renewable energy projects.

Representative Work

  • Represented the noteholders of an engineered metal company, negotiating the purchase of a distressed steel mill in a bankruptcy proceeding, including resolving environmental liabilities
    (e.g., Superfund liability) with prior owners, neighboring businesses, insurance carriers and government agencies.
  • Advised a publicly traded fuel and convenience retailer, negotiating the sale of a large portfolio of gas stations and convenience stores, including obtaining the release of environmental liabilities based on a unique environmental insurance approach.
  • Negotiated the merger of two large, off-shore oil and gas companies, including conducting due diligence reviews of potential environmental liabilities related to asset retirement obligations and civil/criminal violations of environmental laws.
  • Successfully counseled a producer of nitrogen fertilizers and thermal power, advising on air permitting and environmental reviews for a proposed manufacturing facility using novel technology.