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New York Times Article Features Current Firm Project

Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP represents the investor property owner in connection with the Garden Grove site discussed in the New York Times article, Turning Polluted Properties Into Profits.

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AB2: A New Development in Redevelopment

A new law has given cities, counties and special districts an effective conduit of redevelopment funding to take the place of their departed redevelopment agencies. Effective January 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 2 (AB2), also known as the Community Redevelopment Law … Continue reading

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Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis LLP Moves to 915 Wilshire

Effective December 21, 2015, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis LLP is pleased to announce that its Los Angeles offices have moved three blocks to 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, California 90017-3496.  All other contact information remains the … Continue reading

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Putting the Development Back Into Redevelopment

The demise of the “redevelopment agency” in California in 2012 was swift and sudden.  In the midst of a budget crisis, the California legislature dissolved the hundreds of redevelopment agencies across the state, and used their tax proceeds to balance … Continue reading

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Brian D. Langa Identified as 2013 Southern California Rising Star

For the seventh year in a row, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP’s Brian D. Langa has been identified by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star. Mr. Langa has been identified as a rising star in the field … Continue reading

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Firm Wins $4 Million Verdict Against Caltrans

On September 12, 2011, Jed Springer and John Mackel won a jury verdict in the amount of $4,005,795.90 against Caltrans on behalf of RockTenn CP, LLC, an owner of property along the I-5 Freeway.  Caltrans sought to acquire a portion … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Allows Pre-Enforcement Review of EPA Clean Water Act Orders

In the March 21, 2012 decision of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (Docket No. 10-1062), the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a landowner may bring a civil action against the EPA to challenge a compliance order, even if the EPA … Continue reading

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Brian D. Langa Identified as 2013 Southern California Rising Star

For the sixth year in a row, Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP’s Brian D. Langa has been identified by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star. Mr. Langa has been identified as a rising star in the field … Continue reading

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ASTM Issues Standard E2790 Regarding “Continuing Obligations” Associated With CERCLA Liability Protections

The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 amended various sections of CERCLA in order, among other things, to promote redevelopment of contaminated Brownfields properties. These amendments included creation of the Contiguous Property Owner and Bona Fide … Continue reading

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EPA Region 9 Issues Updated Screening Levels

In November 2011, Region 9 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued updated Regional Screening Levels (“RSL”) (or Preliminary Remediation Goals) to harmonize with similar risk-based screening levels used by Regions 3 and 6. The new RSLs are … Continue reading

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