Real Estate / Eminent Domain
Stan M. Barankiewicz II represents government agencies, developers, business owners, and manufacturers in all areas of California and federal environmental law; including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERLCA – commonly known as Superfund); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Waste Substances Account Act (HWSAA); Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act; Clean Water Act (CWA); Clean Air Act (CAA); Prop. 65; and Underground Storage Tank (UST) statutes and regulations. Stan advises clients on the legal aspects of CEQA/NEPA compliance; environmental investigation and remediation; handling, shipping, and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes; and regulatory agency site closure. He also represents both public and private entities in the areas of land use and entitlement, construction, oil and gas, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real property transactions, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, and business formation.
Stan draws much of his technical expertise from his experience as an environmental professional working for both public and private entities prior becoming an attorney in 1999. His last environmental professional position was an Environmental Manager for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). There, he managed all aspects of environmental compliance for the multi-billion dollar rail and bus construction program; designed environmental investigations and remediations; generated contract specifications; presented board reports for environmental contracts; ensured proper permitting and disposal of hazardous wastes; negotiated with regulatory agencies; developed MTA’s environmental policies; prepared environmental investigation reports, waste handling plans, and construction contract documents; evaluated toxicology of construction materials and wastes; approved water/soil/air treatment designs, permits, investigation plans and remediation plans; performed in-field compliance audits of environmental contractors’ work; and disposed of hazardous wastes. Stan has performed environmental services from as far north as Alaska to as far south as Antarctica. He was a State of California Registered Environmental Assessor I, REA I-06570 and has been extensively trained in hazardous materials safety.
In addition to his full environmental services, Stan has litigated architect and engineer liability and construction claims and recovery of tax increment revenues from redevelopment agencies for his educational clients. He also has assisted them with resolving issues concerning justification and collection of developer fees and resisting developer fee refunds, responding to charter school facility requests, surplusing school properties, leasing of education properties, and conducting State Allocation Board appeals. Stan has negotiated numerous solar photovoltaic contracts and power purchase agreements for school districts. He also has litigated aviation matters concerning aircraft noise and airspace obstructions.
When not championing his clients’ causes, Stan enjoys being a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) teaching people how to fly helicopters and providing photographers and sightseers with unparalleled views of the Los Angeles area.