Ladd Cahoon is a partner representing clients in a range of matters involving environmental due diligence and impaired property transactions, Brownfields property redevelopment, environmental insurance procurement, administrative agency proceedings, and hazardous waste site remediation by property owners and other responsible parties. He also represents and advises clients in connection with USTs, storm water, wetlands, land use, CEQA, and mining issues.
Prior to his legal career, Ladd conducted water quality enforcement at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, engaged in water quality and wetlands legislative policy and lobbying for the National Wildlife Federation, and worked as an earth sciences laboratory technician at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
- Represented residential and commercial developers in purchases and development of environmentally impaired properties.
- Represented port in relation to neighboring contaminated properties.
- Represented large, international retailer in conducting environmental due diligence investigations, the negotiation of environmental terms in leases and purchase and sale agreements, and the litigation regarding environmental issues, for new and expanding facilities in California and elsewhere in the western United States.
- Represented former chemical manufacturer in connection with its legacy liability arising out of its status as former large volume generator to a very large Class I hazardous waste landfill, by negotiating investigation and remediation requirements with state agencies and internal cost allocation formulas with other potentially responsible parties.
- Represented small ranchers and estate winery and vineyard owners regarding underground storage tank release remediation, state UST Fund reimbursement strategies and successful appeals, and property development.
- Represented neighborhood groups opposing specific development plans in residential areas.