Deborah J. Schmall

Deborah J. Schmall is a partner in the Environment and Energy practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Schmall advises and represents petroleum companies, life sciences companies, universities, developers, telecommunications companies, transportation companies, and other entities on a broad range of environmental regulatory, facility siting and closures, and remediation issues arising under federal environmental laws and their state counterparts, such as CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act (including the banking, acquisition, and trading of emissions credits), the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and others. Among her areas of focus is providing strategic counsel to developers and investors regarding significant brownfield projects, including the redevelopment of former federal facilities, and representing buyers, sellers, and investors in real property acquisitions and divestitures and in corporate mergers. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Schmall served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and as a trial attorney with the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

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Areas of Practice 1) Mass Tort, 2) Toxic Tort, 3) and Environmental Litigation, 4) Sustainability and Global Climate Change, 5) Environment and Energy, 6) Oil and Gas, 7) Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions and 8) Real Estate
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1977
Education Pomona College, B.A., 1974
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Paul Hastings LLP
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