Pro-Bono Referral Service
The NYC Brownfield Partnership offers a pro bono environmental referral service that provides developers, land owners, local development corporations and others with advice on how to manage properties that require investigations and cleanups. The program is open to any party who seeks environmental or legal advice on a property with possible contamination in New York City.
The program, developed in conjunction with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation, is open to for-profit and non-profit developers, businesses, real estate brokers, lenders and land owners inexperienced in the management and cleanup of contaminated property. The program matches these parties with engineers, environmental consultants, land use professionals and financial analysts, and environmental attorneys in the brownfield industry.
Under the program, engineering and environmental consulting firms, law firms, land use planners, and economic development professionals that are Partner Organizations of the NYC Brownfield Partnership provide up to 5 hours of free consulting to parties who seek advice on how to investigate and remediate a property with possible contamination; how to analyze the return on a development project where the underlying property has contamination; and how to address potential liability associated with a contaminated site.