Adam Baas

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Overview

Adam Baas concentrates his practice in the area of environmental litigation, regulatory compliance and the redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties. He has experience in a wide range of environmental matters and has been lead counsel in representing corporate clients in complex environmental litigation matters, including cost recovery actions, natural resource damage claims, toxic torts, and cases involving leaking underground storage tanks. Adam also has experience in advising clients on regulatory compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, representing clients in the remediation, purchase and sale of contaminated properties, negotiating access agreements and in reviewing environmental aspects of real estate transactions.

Adam has worked directly with officials from the EPA, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife, the DOI, and multiple state agencies to negotiate agreements on compliance, cost recovery, NRDA and redevelopment matters. He also regularly advises clients on business decisions as they relate to liability exposure, remediation/redevelopment, and public relations matters.

Adam has led multiple teams of attorneys through large, complex E-Discovery matters involving millions of pages of material, terabytes of data, and scores of custodians located nationwide. His experience includes: the organization and supervision of large electronic document reviews; negotiating E-Discovery protocols and protective orders; hiring outside vendors and web-host facilities; and counseling clients on data retention policies.

Adam joined the Edgcomb Law Group in 2012. He came to the Firm after moving from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he practiced for almost a decade with a large East Coast law firm representing global corporations through myriad environmental litigation, regulatory, development and compliance matters.

Significant Representations

Represented global oil company through high-stake matters surrounding state and federal regulations including, but not limited to, New Jersey’s Spill Act, Pennsylvania’s Storage Tank Act, ISRA, CERCLA and OPA;

Worked directly with NOAA to reach a cooperative agreement between PRPs and the federal trustees to perform an NRDA of multiple estuaries;

Served on a trial team on behalf of a major oil company in the defense of a state’s action seeking natural resource damages involving two major facilities in the Northeast; and

Served as lead counsel on behalf of a major oil company and successfully negotiated the settlement of numerous matters involving alleged leaking underground storage tanks, environmental contamination, diminution in property value and personal injury.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Oregon, B.A., 1995

State Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • San Francisco Bar Association – Environmental Law Section
  • State Bar of California
  • New Jersey Bar Association – Environmental Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association – Environmental Law Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Environmental Section (BASF)

Positions

  • Vice Chair – BASF Environmental Law Section