Real Estate and Land Use
We help oil and gas producers buy and sell refineries, pipelines, terminals, and service stations, finance and lease well fields, and negotiate oil and gas rights. We work with alternative energy providers to develop and build wind, solar, biogas, and other renewable projects. We draft sophisticated land use agreements for public utilities that resolve entitlements, dedications, vacations of easements, and title and survey issues. We also help oil and gas producers and transporters defend their positions in maintaining their rights in a rapidly expanding real estate market.
Our oil and gas lawyers bring clients innovative strategies that lead to successful and cost-efficient mergers, acquisitions, and sales of refineries, marine terminal facilities, tank farms, and other facilities. We perform due diligence to identify and resolve real estate and related operational issues prior to the sale of a refinery. In addition, we draft the documents, negotiate the deals, and prepare the agreements necessary to sell refinery assets.
Pipeline Acquisition and Permitting
We help one of the largest oil and gas producers successfully structure purchases and sales of pipelines and develop major projects that include easements, pipeline franchise agreements, and rights-of-way. For example, we represented the owner of a common carrier pipeline governed by the California Public Utilities Commission and approved transfer of the pipeline.
Our lawyers help clients navigate the complex local, state and federal regulations imposed upon the industry. We work with those clients to prepare for and manage environmental risk. We ensure that they comply with rules governing storm water management, wastewater discharge, air emissions, and soil and groundwater cleanup. And we defend their rights and positions in a broad range of environmental litigation, including challenges under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), federal and state Environmental Protection Agencies, and more.
Representative work includes:
In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.
Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.
We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients. READ MORE