Advice to National Homebuilder on Wetlands-Affected Development Sites

National Homebuilder

Representation of one of the largest home construction companies in the U.S. in its undertaking of two large residential site developments in Central Florida. Representation centered on wetlands-related work, particularly as it related to the delegation and assumption of the Clean Water Act’s Section 404 program by the State of Florida. Developed novel, precedent-establishing protocols, entailing sophisticated analysis of federal and state case law and agency regulations, which led to successfully securing the first “No Permit Required” determination, issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection subsequent to the assumption of the federal 404 program, for both sites.

Howard E. Nelson
Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Representation of B piece and special servicer clients, handling in excess of $130billion in 2.0 CMBSsecuritizations.
Representation of an energy company in its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of another energy company, resulting in the creation of the largest utility holding company in the United States.
Handled the sale of over 2,000 REOs, with aggregate purchase prices in the billions of dollars, through both the negotiation and closing of individual sales and the structuring and sale by auction of multiple properties. The largest was approximately $216 million, which was the sale of a major hotel...