Heather Friedman, a partner in the Environmental Group at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, is the 2022 president of the Georgia Brownfields Association (GBA). GBA is entering its 12th year in its mission to ensure the state benefits from the continued clean-up of and reinvestment in environmentally impacted and underutilized real estate in Georgia, which in turn supports economic growth throughout the state.
The organization’s new leadership will be formally introduced at the GBA 2022 Kick-Off Event on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at 5 p.m. The program will feature a presentation from the Ga. Environmental Protection Division on its new Vapor Intrusion Guidance. Vapor intrusion is a key issue in the acquisition, disposition, management and redevelopment of properties with environmental conditions. More details and registration information about the event – which is both in-person and online – can be found here.
Friedman focuses her practice on the resolution of complex environmental issues from a business perspective. She uses her extensive understanding of both environmental considerations and the accompanying legal ramifications to advise clients in various sectors on a wide variety of environmental matters. In this capacity, she works closely with her clients on the acquisition, development, disposition, management and financing of properties throughout the country. Her practice involves both developed and underutilized environmentally impacted properties for uses including industrial, retail, hotel, office, residential and mixed-use purposes. She serves as environmental counsel for a large variety of clients, including national REITs, developers, regulated parties, financial institutions and institutional lenders.
She routinely engages with federal and state agencies on brownfield projects, superfund sites, hazardous site cleanups, National Environmental Policy Act matters, underground storage tank programs, and wetland and state water permitting.