Brooke focuses her practice on transaction, regulatory, compliance, and permitting matters. With regards to environmental work, she has significant experience with Brownfields, Superfund (CERCLA), hazardous waste (RCRA and HWMA), the Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA), solid waste, wetlands, and NPDES, as well as site evaluation, assessment, and remediation issues. She also advises clients on pesticide regulatory requirements, stormwater compliance, green leasing issues, and green/sustainable building practices. With regard 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; defense of regulatory enforcement and penalty actions; compliance counseling; evaluation, selection and coordination of environmental assessment, and remedial actions; contractual allocation of risk from environmental contamination; and federal and state cost recovery and contribution actions. She has particular expertise in Brownfields protections 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.