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Stuart I. Block

Cox Castle & Nicholson

San Francisco, CA, USA



Stuart I. Block is a partner in the San Francisco office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP focusing on environmental law, particularly brownfield redevelopment and related litigation.

Mr. Block represents landowners, developers, cities and redevelopment agencies in the context of real estate acquisition and redevelopment, project permitting, base reuse, and environmental litigation, including cost recovery under state and federal law. Mr. Block is very active in legislative efforts to facilitate urban redevelopment and was intimately involved in the drafting and approval of the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), California Health and Safety Code § 25395.60 et seq. Mr. Block also has extensive experience representing clients in connection with California’s Proposition 65.

Mr. Block is an elected Executive Committee member of both the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He serves on the Government Affairs Committee of the Homebuilders Association of Northern California and the National Environment & Infrastructure Subcommittee of NAIOP. Mr. Block is a past Chair of the Barristers Committee on Environment and Real Estate Law. He lectures frequently on environmental issues for municipalities, industry and trade groups.

Mr. Block graduated from the UCLA School of Law (J.D. 1992) and Stanford University (A.B. Human Biology, with honors, 1989), and served as an extern to the Honorable Harry Hupp of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to joining Cox, Castle & Nicholson, Mr. Block was an associate then a partner with Beveridge & Diamond LLP.

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