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I grew up in a construction family in the Midwest.  Several generations of my family are involved in the construction industry and as a result I started working in construction, surveying, and engineering when I was in grade school.  This has given me a unique perspective on the practical issues in construction, design, and environmental matters.


As a civil engineer I designed hydroelectric dams, tunnels, water treatment plants, and navigation facilities, and conducted construction site supervision of the Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Plan and Chicago Freight Tunnel.  For instance, I was one of the original conceptual designers of the civil engineering portions of the Montgomery Point Lock and Dam, which after it was completed, was named 2007's most impressive engineering achievement in the nation with the "Grand Conceptor Award".  The Tunnel and Reservoir Plan better known as the Deep Tunnel is one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken and has received numerous awards.  The awards include being named as the most significant public works project in Illinois of the 20th century, and it was named by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation's top Clean Water Act success stories and is serving as a model urban water management tool worldwide.  The picture above is me in the deep tunnel - 330' below the ground.


I love being a lawyer, husband and a father.  I have the privilege of working at a fantastic law firm and working with great clients.  I am very interested and involved in legal issues related to technology including the emerging areas of renewable energy, environmental issues related to biotechnology, greenhouse gas and climate change, and the combination of environmentally friendly and sustainable construction. 


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Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 50%
    15 years, 300 cases
  2. Construction: 50%
    15 years, 300 cases


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  • Jason M Kalafat

    Marc Erpenbeck has my highest endorsement. I have known Marc for well over a decade, and he has always been my source for advice and counsel in his field. He is hard-working, savvy, and experienced. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends, and clients.


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Contact info

AJAC Inc dba George Brazil

3830 S 38th St
Phoenix, AZ, 85040


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pedrick ScholarArizona State University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & Chief Legal OfficerAJAC d/b/a George Brazil2013 - Present
PartnerSnell & Wilmer2000 - Present
Civil EngineerMWH f/k/a Harza Engineering Company1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Theatre CompanyBoard of Trustees2012 - Present
Maricopa County Transportation Advisory BoardChairman2011 - Present
National Association of Homebuildersassociate member2008 - Present
Air and Waste Management AssociationOfficer2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2000 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Society of Civil EngineersMember1994 - Present
Jurimetrics - Journal of Law, Science and TechnologyArticles Editor1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Protect Lake Pleasant LLC, et al. v. Johnson, et al.prevailed at preliminary injunction and appeal to the 9th circuit, then prevailing on summary judgment with Plaintiff withdrawing the 9th Circuit appeal
Langerman Law Offices, PA, et al. v. Gleneagles at the Princess Resort, LLC, et al.Prevailed with a motion to dismiss that was upheld on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Under ConstructionContractors and Designers - Are You Ready For A Possible Clean Energy Revolution2012
ABA GPSolo Magazine - Best of ABA SectionsThe Past, Present, and Future of Green Building2010
ABA Natural Resources & Environment magazineThe Past, Present, and Future Of Green Building2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Regional Gas Conference 2012Economic Loss Rule And Legal Perspectives For Natural Gas Operators2012
Solar Summit 2012Legal Issues In The Solar Industry2012
Current Environmental and Natural Resources Law Developments: The Year In ReviewGreen Building2010
Contractors Get Ready for a Money TsunamiStimulus Package2009
An Advanced One-Day Workshop on NEPA and EISNEPA Case Study2008
Contract Law for Design ProfessionalsContract Law for Design Professionals2007