Brooke focuses her practice on transaction, regulatory, compliance and permitting matters. With regards to environmental work, she has significant experience with Superfund (CERCLA), hazardous waste (RCRA and HWMA), the Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA), solid waste, Brownfields, wetlands, and site evaluation, assessment and remediation issues. She also advises clients on stormwater compliance, green leasing issues and green/sustainable building practices. With regards to construction work, she advises owners and developers on the drafting and negotiation of architect, construction and construction management agreements. She has represented clients in connection with the construction of office, multi-family, mixed use and tenant improvement projects. She also advises clients on OSHA matters and has represented several companies in obtaining reduced or dismissed penalties in settlement negotiations.
Brooke assists clients with the negotiation, documentation, coordination and closing of construction documents, leases, real property purchase and sale transactions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions; federal and state cost recovery and contribution actions; defense of regulatory enforcement and penalty actions; compliance counseling; and evaluation, selection and coordination of remedial actions and allocation of risk from environmental contamination. She has particular expertise in Brownfields and obtaining tax abatements and other incentives related thereto.
Prior to joining AGG, Brooke was an Assistant Regional Counsel with Region IV of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, working primarily in CERCLA, RCRA, water (wetlands and NPDES) and underground storage tanks.