Brownfield Redevelopment and Environmental Cost Recovery

Industrial or commercial brownfield properties that are abandoned, inactive or underutilized and available for redevelopment can be substantially undervalued assets for our clients. 

KDDK attorneys recognize that the success of a brownfield redevelopment project often depends on effective negotiation and pursuit of environmental cost reimbursement and recovery from a variety of sources. 

KDDK’s team works with our clients including businesses, individuals, governmental entities, and insurance companies to identify such cost recovery sources including:

  • Third-party contract claims
  • Federal and state grants for investigation
  • Remediation, demolition and other activities
  • Statutory and common law cost recovery against current and past owners and operators
  • Insurance coverage for investigation and cleanup costs

Our environmental law team has extensive experience not only in utilizing these various cost recovery sources, but also in reducing the overall financial impact of unfavorable environmental assessments by understanding how to navigate lawful cost recovery mechanisms.