Theodore Weiss’s practice focuses on environmental litigation and transactional and regulatory matters. He also helps clients manage environmental due diligence, site remediation and risks associated with the purchase and sale of environmentally contaminated property.
Teddy has an extensive background in the environmental industry. As a former environmental insurance underwriter, he worked alongside attorneys to draft environmental insurance contracts, support the resolution of claims and negotiate policy language. Teddy also has significant government and regulatory experience, having both clerked for the Environmental Protection Agency during law school and worked as an environmental consultant in the private sector.
- Represented a ranching company in a lawsuit involving open-pit mining and a Superfund site, including claims relating to water rights, common law tort claims and CERCLA. Involved issues related to acid mine drainage, statutes of limitation, continuing tort and restoration damages.
- Represented a major golf resort in litigation with respect to water diversion and real property torts, including nuisance, trespass and negligence.
- Represented a solar power company in a contractual dispute with its general contractor concerning the transfer of ownership and the right to past and future payments for power produced by the project.
- Defended an administrative action by the Department of Toxic Substances Control against a construction contractor alleging the unlawful transportation of hazardous waste.
- Represented a real estate investment group in the assessment and purchase of environmentally contaminated commercial properties in Los Angeles.
- Represented a car dealership in its purchase and redevelopment of a brownfield property.
- Negotiated and placed a pollution legal liability insurance policy on property slated for redevelopment.
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