THE LAW OFFICE OF
JENNIFER F. NOVAK
We help businesses and property owners navigate the complex world of environmental law and regulations to help them understand their compliance needs and assist when they are threatened with a lawsuit or government enforcement actions. We're willing to ask the real questions, such as whether an agency or party has the right to make demands, whether those demands are reasonable, and what time and resource needs our clients should consider.
We translate agency missions into real-world practicalities.
Not All Clients Are the Same
Not all clients are the same. Some need counseling, some need to understand how the regulatory system works, some need a more aggressive litigator to push their results forward. We treat each client individually to find the best solution for their needs and expectations. Sometimes that means we settle rather than fight where clients may place a value on eliminating the stress of litigation or enforcement. Sometimes that means a full court press into litigation. Regardless of the approach, our clients are partners in these decisions.
We cover a wide range of environmental matters at the local, state, and federal levels and represent property owners, industrial businesses, and environmental non-profits throughout California
“WHAT I LEARNED
TEMPLE CITY, CA -- Our clients purchased commercial property as a retirement investment before deciding to sell it a few years later. They owned and leased out the property without incident or indication of an on-site problem. Yet, thirty years later, they were listed as potentially responsible parties on a draft Cleanup and Abatement Order arising from contamination that pre-dated their purchase – they’d had no idea it was there.