Jean H. McCreary - Nixon Peabody LLP

Jean H. McCreary

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 585-263-1611

Jean McCreary practices in the Energy and Environmental practice group representing clients from a wide range of industrial sectors, developers, lenders and landowners in environmental regulatory and enforcement matters; facility permitting, operation, decommissioning and demolition; site investigation and remediation and brownfields redevelopment; and transactional due diligence.

What do you focus on?

Project Permitting, Decommissioning and Demolition

In addition to numerous industrial facility development projects, I am currently working on two of the largest (and first) coal-fired power plant decommissioning, demolition and remediation projects in the Northeast. I regularly work with industries to plan for operational closure and liability transfer.

Transactional Due Diligence

I have led the environmental due diligence team for numerous transactions involving multi-state and multi-national acquisitions or financings, including recently a portfolio acquisition involving nearly 70 properties for a $600MM industrial acquisition and a $621MM refinancing of a cooperative housing project involving one of the largest ever HUD/FHA loans.

Site Remediation/Brownfields Development

I have worked with clients and regulators in nearly 45 states to bring lean and practical legal approaches to site investigation, remediation and voluntary cleanup or brownfields redevelopment projects, several of which reached completion on or ahead of schedule.

Regulatory Enforcement

I work with the in-house technical and regulatory personnel at many of our multinational industrial clients to provide legal analysis and compliance program design and implementation and to defend against or resolve agency enforcement actions.

University of RochesterBA University of Florida School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Jean McCreary is extremely competent and responsive."

-Evan Slavitt
VP Business & Legal Affairs
AVX Corporation

"Jean is deeply knowledgeable and very responsive."

-Evan Slavitt
VP Business & Legal Affairs
AVX Corporation

Office Location

1300 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604-1792
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Rochester-NY Metro Area
Jean H. McCreary has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Certified Professional Environmental Auditing, Clean Water Act, Climate Change, Counseling, Enforcement Defense, Environmental Cleanup, Environmental Due Diligence, Environmental Permitting, Industry, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 Management Systems, Payment in Lieu of Tax Arrangements, RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation)

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