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Environmental and Real Estate Law -- Representing clients with dedication and commitment in environmental litigation and claims, transactions, and regulatory compliance. Offices in San Francisco and the East Bay.  


Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 70%
    42 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    40 years

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One Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award of MeritEnvironmental Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco2000
Special CommendationExecutive Office of U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember, Executive Committee, Environmental Law Section1988 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, & ResourcesSecretary 2005-20071973 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1973 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Manaster & Selmi, California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice, Matthew Bender/LexisChapter 72 -- "Hazardous Waste Cleanup and Land Use" -- US and California law summary2014
Bay Area Lawyers NetworkApplying to the California UST Cleanup Fund -- Some Questions and Answers: Transferring Rights to UST Fund Reimbursement, The "Pre-Approval" Process, Regulatory Technical Assistance Costs 2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AN/A1971
Claremont McKenna CollN/AN/A1968
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Road and Access Law in California: Successfully Handling DisputesReal Estate Roads, Easements, Boundaries, Access Law -- Legal Foundations, Dispute Resolution Methods, Shared Road Agreements2007
Real Estate Development From Beginning to End in CaliforniaEnvironmental aspects of site selection, land use restrictions/cleanups, regulatory compliance and reporting and disclosure requirements (including sources of funding for cleanups)2007
Fall MeetingSuperfund and Brownfields -- Origin of Superfund Law, Recent Developments in Contribution - Atlantic Research 2004 and Aviall 20072007
Environmental Enforcement 2007: Different Views of a Multi-Faceted WorldUpdate on Environmental Enforcement in California; including USEPA, California enforcement update, and California District Attorneys Association update2007
Due Diligence at DawnNew USEPA "All Appropriate Inquiry" Rules; Use of ASTM E-1527-2005; management of environmental liabilities in transactions2006