ALISON TORBITT, Partner - Nixon Peabody LLP
Alison Torbitt, Partner in Energy and Environmental Law at Nixon Peabody LLP in the San Francisco office, counsels business and industry clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental and energy laws, as well as defending against regulatory enforcement and third-party disputes. I am the co-leader of Nixon Peabody's Legally Green initiative and the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness team, thinking strategically about environmental costs and benefits and sustainability and the risks that our clients face due to climate change, aging infrastructure, and the need for innovation and to stay ahead of these challenges. With a technical background as an aquatic ecotoxicologist, I have first-hand knowledge of the science and business repercussions of environmental laws, including those regarding water, air, vapor intrusion, hazardous materials and spill response. I also assist with environmental and energy due diligence for the disposition, acquisition, leasing and financing of real property and manufacturing businesses, assuring adequate protections are in place for sellers, buyers, lessees, and financing parties to allow each to efficiently perform their businesses while limiting environmental risks to the extent feasible.