Lawrence E. Bradford

Lawrence E. Bradford

Associate
 

Lawrence E. Bradford brings a unique background and perspective to his practice given his technical training as an industrial engineer and his work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

As a former Associate Regional Counsel with EPA, Mr. Bradford has broad experience in enforcement and regulatory issues related to air and the remediation of contaminated properties. During his time with EPA, he was lead agency counsel on multi-million dollar CAA and CERCLA cases, and a member of EPA’s Brownfield Grant Committee.

Mr. Bradford’s legal practice involves large, multi-party Superfund sites, including sediment dredging at Superfund mega-sites. He has represented clients involved with the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site in New Jersey, which includes the Lower Passaic River Study Area.

In addition to his Superfund practice, Mr. Bradford has handled a variety of legal matters on a national scale, including:

  • Reviewing the environmental liabilities associated with complex corporate and real estate transactions;
  • Negotiating a global settlement involving a manufacturer’s alleged Prevention of Significant Deterioration permitting program and Title V violations under the CAA;
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, including environmental escrow agreements, indemnification agreements and professional service agreements;
  • Overseeing the investigation, monitoring and remediation during numerous complex property cleanups;
  • Representing parties in cleanup-cost recovery litigation;
  • State and federal regulatory filings and deadlines regarding the cleanup and remediation of contaminated property; and
  • Counseling major international manufacturers of pesticide products in regard to their obligations under both state and federal regulations.

Mr. Bradford also assists major national, regional and local developers and property owners in obtaining local and state land use approvals and permits, including the preparation of site plan and variance applications. He represents clients seeking the adoption and implementation of redevelopment plans, as well as the preparation and negotiation of redeveloper agreements.

While in law school, Mr. Bradford was an editor of the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, served as a student attorney in the Community Development Clinic and participated in the Environmental Law Society. He studied Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point prior to receiving his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, where he was involved in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program. He received his M.B.A. from Auburn University.

Prior to law school, Mr. Bradford worked as a product-development engineer, and later as a product manager, for an international manufacturer of products for the electrical utility industry. He has patented four inventions currently used by electrical utility companies.

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Affiliations

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section

New Jersey State Government Relations Chair, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Former Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on International Environmental Law

Former Member, New York City Brownfield Partnership, Legislative/Regulatory Committee