SOURCE: The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.

May 16, 2013 12:46 ET

Florida Environmental Lawyer Michael R. Goldstein Wins Prestigious NALGEP Brownfields Leadership Award

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Michael R. Goldstein, managing partner of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm and one of the co-founders of the Florida Brownfields Association received a prestigious brownfields leadership award by the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP). 

This year marked the 20th Anniversary of NALGEP. The award ceremony focused on recognizing exceptional contributions to brownfields revitalization. Goldstein was recognized for his work in public/private partnerships.

Goldstein has been practicing environmental law for 21 years and is known for his pioneering work in environmental redevelopment. His law firm provides legal counsel and environmental redevelopment consulting to retail, industrial and affordable housing developers, lenders, engineering firms, real estate professionals, businesses and local governments. Goldstein has worked on more than 75 brownfields projects since enactment of the state's brownfields legislation in 1997. He is the founding president of the Florida Brownfields Association.

Through The Goldstein Brownfields Foundation, he provides pro bono mentoring in environmental redevelopment and grant assistance to local government-elected officials and staff as well as environmental justice advocates and community based organizations. He is a frequent author on brownfields-related issues promoting best practices within the redevelopment industry. He has encouraged several of the state's local governments to apply for federal grant funding as well as providing policy support for the expansion of financial and regulatory incentives as a means to accelerate the investment of private capital in reuse of contaminated lands. 

Some of Goldstein's notable South Florida brownfields projects include representing the City of Miami in the negotiations with the Florida Marlins for cleanup of the Orange Bowl and redevelopment as the Marlins Stadium. He also served as the city's environmental counsel in negotiations with the Miami Museum of Science, Miami Art Museum and Miami-Dade County for cleanup of the Bicentennial Park and its redevelopment as Museum Park. 

About The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm:

The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A. focuses on matters relating to environmental due diligence, contamination investigation and clean-up, Brownfields restoration and reuse, economic and liability incentives, underground storage tanks, natural resource permitting, and defense of agency enforcement proceedings. Law firm founder Michael R. Goldstein is a nationally recognized expert on Brownfields' reuse in Florida and routinely advises developers, lenders, end-users, and local governments on how to leverage environmental-based incentive programs to minimize legal liability, subsidize remediation costs, and increase financing opportunities. For more information call 305-777-1682.

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