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.
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.