Education and Early Career.
Mike earned his BS and MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland, and a JD from Vermont Law School. Throughout his career, he has focused on environmental issues, concentrating on the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites. Prior to joining Terradex, Mike practiced environmental law, advising, and litigating on behalf of local governments and private clients on cleanup, institutional controls, brownfields, water pollution, land use, and other environmental matters. His experience also includes a career in environmental consulting where he worked with federal and state environmental agencies, as well as private clients, on matters ranging from broad scale advising on cleanup programs and long-term stewardship issues, to site-specific brownfield redevelopment, site cleanup, water pollution, and general environmental compliance.
Site Reuse and Long-Term Stewardship Expertise.
Mike has established himself as a national expert and thought leader on site reuse and long-term stewardship. He speaks, writes, provides training, and consistently engages with the professional community on these matters.
Mike co-authored “Revitalizing the Brownfields Revitalization and Environmental Restoration Act: Harmonizing the Liability Defense Language to Achieve Brownfield Restoration” published in the University of Virginia Environmental Law Journal.
Mike also co-authored “Information Technology for Institutional Control Management of Environmentally Impaired Properties,” published by the American Bar Association in Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites (2nd. Ed.).
Mike leads the ASTM Task Group that drafted E 2790, the Standard Guide for Continuing Obligations, and he provides training courses for users of the Standard Guide. Additionally, Mike is a member at large on the ASTM E50 (Environmental Assessment) Executive Committee. For these and similar efforts, he received ASTM’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award.
Mike was a key member of the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) team that drafted the Guidance Document “Long-Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls” and he currently delivers ITRC-sponsored training on the guidance. ITRC recognized Mike with its Industry Affiliate Award for outstanding individual contributions.
Mike is frequently hired as an expert witness and confidential consultant on federal court matters relating to environmental cleanup, the National Contingency Plan, and institutional controls.
Hobbies & Interests.
Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, Camille and has two teenage children. He is an accomplished mountain bike racer and soccer enthusiast.