An accomplished environmental attorney, Maureen Brennan has handled matters in the areas of environmental compliance and energy; regulatory proceedings and government policy; Brownfields revitalization, land use and wetlands; emergency response and crisis management; and mergers and acquisitions. She has been recognized in such publications as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.
Maureen has successfully resolved issues under all major federal environmental statutes and has advised clients on the development of wind-powered electrical generating facilities; all manner of environmental and energy-related permits, violations and compliance issues; and matters pertaining to underground storage tanks and public drinking water supplies.
As a member of the U.S. EPA team that sued Philadelphia for municipal sewage treatment plant violations, Maureen negotiated a Consent Decree with state and regional government officials and citizens groups that resolved the lawsuit. The case involved a $700 million construction project and a variety of Clean Water Act and solid waste issues.
Maureen has worked on task forces addressing issues related to the redevelopment of contaminated land, including:
Widely experienced in the areas of Brownfields revitalization, land use and wetlands issues, Maureen also:
Maureen has assisted clients by providing legal advice when fires, explosions and chemical spills have occurred at client facilities, post-emergency assessments and preparation of emergency response plans.
Maureen has been a member of multidisciplinary transaction teams, has commissioned and evaluated Phase Is, Phase IIs, risk assessments and other environmental reports about hotel properties, commercial real estate portfolios and other manufacturers with multiple locations. She drafted environmental representations, warranties and indemnities, as well as negotiated environmental insurance coverage to facilitate transactions.
8/15/2013 - “Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 141 BakerHostetler Attorneys Seven Named “Lawyer of the Year”
5/24/2013 - Chambers and Partners Recognizes 84 BakerHostetler Lawyers: Named a Leading Firm in 20 Practice Areas
5/20/2013 - Vapor Intrusion Guidance Update