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Jon K Wactor

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   1 review

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Practice area
  1. Environmental and natural resources
    Environmental aspects of real estate and business operations for manufacturers, real estate developers, land owners, mining, shopping centers, environmental consultants, and other businesses. Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental Insurance, Regulatory Defense, Natural Resources; CEQA; Hazardous Waste; Superfund; Contaminated Groundwater; Mold; Negotiations, Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation; Contracts.

    41 years, 300 cases

Brownfields; Environmental Compliance; Environmental Cleanup; Environmental Insurance; Environmental Land Use; Environmental Real Estate; Environmental Risk Management; Real Estate Development; Industrial Real Estate Law; Corporate Real Estate; Property Remediation; Real Estate Development; Superfund; Hazardous Waste; Pollution (Air, Water and Waste); Natural Resources; Wetlands; Endangered Species; Permitting; Toxic Torts; Underground Tanks; Regulatory Defense; Litigation; Appeals; Administrative Litigation; Administrative Law; Administrative Agency Practice; Administrative Hearings and Appeals; Federal Administrative Law; Public Law; Commercial Real Estate; Commercial Conveyancing; Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions; Commercial Real Estate Contracts; Commercial Real Estate Development; Commercial Real Estate Finance; Commercial Real Estate Litigation; Industrial Real Estate Law; Retail Development; Shopping Center Acquisitions; Shopping Center Development; Shopping Center Law; Business Regulation; Business Torts; Limited Liability Company Law; Environmental Law; Air Pollution; Air Quality; Brownfields Redevelopment; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); Chemical Regulation; Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Climate Change; Coastal Environmental Law; Endangered Species; Environmental Administrative Law; Environmental Arbitration; Environmental Auditing; Environmental Bankruptcy; Environmental Business Law; Environmental Class Actions; Environmental Cleanup; Environmental Compliance; Environmental Contamination; Environmental Corporate Law; Environmental Cost Recovery; Environmental Criminal Defense; Environmental Criminal Law; Environmental Diseases; Environmental Dispute Resolution; Environmental Due Diligence; Environmental Health and Safety; Environmental Insurance; Environmental Insurance Claims; Environmental Insurance Coverage; Environmental Legislative Practice; Environmental Lender Liability; Environmental Liability; Environmental Litigation; Environmental Mediation; Environmental Penalties; Environmental Permitting; Environmental Real Estate; Environmental Regulation; Environmental Reinsurance; Environmental Risk Management; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Gas Pollution; Groundwater Contamination; Habitat Conservation; Hazardous Materials and Substances; Hazardous Materials Management; Hazardous Materials Transportation; Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Waste Liability; Hazardous Waste Management; Hazardous Waste Permits; Hazardous Waste Regulation; Indoor Air Quality; International Environmental Law; Medical Waste; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material; Nuclear Waste; Oil Pollution; Oil Spills; Pesticide Regulation; Pollution; Property Remediation; Protected Species; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Sick Building Syndrome; Solid Waste; Solid Waste Disposal; Solid Waste Management; Solid Waste Regulation; Superfund; Toxic Chemicals; Toxic Substance Liability; Toxic Substance Regulation; Toxic Substances; Underground Storage Tanks; Water Pollution; Water Quality; Wetlands Protection; Wetlands Regulation; Wildlife Law; Natural Resources; Conservation Law; Geothermal Resources; International Mining Law; Land Reclamation; Mine Safety; Mineral Law; Mineral Leasing; Riparian Rights; Surface Mining; Water Law; Water Rights; Toxic Torts; Asbestos Defense; Asbestos Litigation; Chemical Exposure; Mold Litigation; Silicosis Litigation; Toxic Exposure; Toxic Tort Defense; Real Estate; Condominium Association Law; Easements; Historic Conservation Easements; Homeowners Association Law; Land Acquisitions; Land Sales; Land Trusts; Planned Unit Development Law; Property Management; Real Estate Acquisitions; Real Estate Contracts; Real Property; Real Property Acquisitions; Real Property Development; Real Property Finance; Residential Real Estate; Residential Real Estate Acquisitions; Residential Real Estate Development; Residential Real Estate Finance; Residential Real Estate Foreclosure; Residential Real Estate Sales; Right of Way Easements;Waterfront Development, Environmental Law.

Licensed for 40 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 04/18/2023
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 03/17/2023

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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2007
Very Solid and Experienced
I have worked with Jon over the last 5 years and found him to be an excellent client advocate with a wealth of experience and expertise in environmental law. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jon for any environmental legal issues.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wactor & Wick LLP
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Francisco Office Managing Partner
  • Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Partner
  • Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP
  • 1994 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Adams Duque & Hazeltine
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Counsel
  • Gray Cary Ames & Frye
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Senior Counsel
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office the Arizona Attorney General
  • 1982 - 1985
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  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Arizona Honors College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • State of California v. Kyocera America, Inc.
  • Settlement
  • USA v. Bradley Mining Company


  • Environmental Law Section, BASF
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present
  • Executive Committee, State Bar of CA Environmental Section
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Chair, Environmental Law Section
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Superlawyer
  • Northern California Superlawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Superfund Enforcement
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • 1988
  • Member of the Year
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 1985
  • Law Review Editor
  • Arizona Law Review
  • 1977
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  • California Real Property Journal
  • Environmentally Challenged Property: Is Environmental Insurance the Answer?
  • N/A
  • California Real Property Journal
  • New Federal Requirements for Disclosure of Lead Paint In Residential Dwellings
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Mold In Buildings — Real Threat to Business or Litigation Driven Hoax
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Three New EPA Enforcement Policies Provide Ammunition to Reduce Fines
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Surviving Prop 65: What every Business Needs to Know
  • Proposition 65
  • N/A

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Given (3)
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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. We work together regularly and I value Jon's counsel very much."
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Oakland Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Jon K Wactor
Jon K Wactor
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 40 years