Gregory S. Braker

Gregory Braker provides efficient and valued solutions to environmental problems.

He focuses particularly on issues affecting construction and development, transportation, distribution, manufacturing, and electric-utility companies. His experience includes:

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review;
National Historic Preservation Act compliance;
Endangered Species Act (and related RTE species) permitting;
Clean water compliance -- wetland permitting, discharge permitting, storm water management and spill-response planning;
Hazardous substance compliance -- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitting, underground storage tank (UST) monitoring, and reporting related to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act(TCSA) and Department of Transportation(DOT) requirements;
Clean air compliance and Occupational Health and Safety Act issues -- including asbestos/lead/mold abatement requirements and vapor intrusion standards; and
Site assessment and remediation in Superfund, RCRA and transactional contexts.

Mr. Braker directs environmental audits, advises clients on disclosure issues and designs and implements corporate-compliance programs and environmental management systems.

He works closely (often on site) with clients so that he can gain a full understanding of their goals and business values, which helps him to identify key legal and practical issues early on. This has led a number of clients to comment that he functions with the mentality of in-house counsel in meeting their needs.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Environmental Law, 2) Litigation and 3) Regulatory
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1992)
Education Evangel University (B.A.,1984)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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