Curtis B. Toll represents developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, development, transfer, financing and sale of environmentally contaminated real estate. He focuses his practice on complex project redevelopments, environmental liability transfers, and the management and mitigation of environmental risk. Curt structures, negotiates and manuscripts various specialized environmental contracts and insurance products, including cost cap, pollution legal liability and integrated environmental risk programs.
Areas of Concentration
· Brownfield redevelopment
· Complex project redevelopments
· Real estate finance
· Military base reuse
· Environmental risk management and mitigation
· Environmental insurance products
Professional & Community Involvement
· Board Member, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law, Board of Counselors
· Board Member, Philadelphia Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, Financing Board for the City of Philadelphia
Awards & Recognition
· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2012-2014
· Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
· Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2005-2006, 2008-2013
· Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
· Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
· Represented various national brownfield developers in connection with acquisition, development, financing and sale of contaminated real estate, including projects in New Jersey, Florida, Colorado, New York, Texas, Ohio, Maryland and other states.
· Represented global manufacturing company in structuring, negotiation and documentation of two complex, long-term environmental liability and property transfer transactions.
· Represented various developers and community local reuse authorities in connection with the reuse and redevelopment of closed military bases, including Section 334 early transfers and Economic Development Conveyances.
· Represented various developers and corporations in the negotiation and manuscripting of various specialized environmental insurance products, including cost cap, pollution, legal liability and integrated risk policies.
· Structured, negotiated and documented complex integrated risk insurance program for the remediation of munitions and unexploded ordnance at a large former military base in northern California.
· Represented various lenders and equity funds in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex brownfield financings and joint venture transactions to acquire, develop and insure contaminated real property.
· Represented developers and lenders in connection with the establishment and financing of specialized conservation banks for endangered species, habitats and wetland mitigation banks for the preservation of wetlands and the sale of wetland mitigation credits.
Publications & Presentation
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Author, "Trash to Treasure - The Evolution of Brownfield Development and Renewable Energy Opportunities on Contaminated Property," Lexicon (The Dickinson School of Law Magazine,) Spring 2011
· Quoted, "Asarco, Other Ch. 11s Spark Debate Over Cleanups," by Jesse Greenspan, Law360, July 29-30, 2009
· Co-Author, "Environmental Insurance in the Wake of the AIG Bailout," Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee Newsletter, February 2009
· Co-Author, "The Trouble with Preliminary Agreements," New Jersey Law Journal, December 2006
· Quoted, "New Growth Sprouts on USA's Brownfields," by Haya El Nasser, USA Today, October 7, 2005