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Jonathan Z. PearlsonJonathan Z. Pearlson

(617) 574-3556
jpearlson@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7546
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Pearlson, Jonathan Z

 

Education
Tufts University, B.A., 1989

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Public and privately held corporations, private equity firms, real estate owners and developers, REITs, lenders, tenants, and educational and healthcare institutions all turn to Jonathan Pearlson on a variety of environmental matters. Jonathan has extensive experience with due diligence, compliance and auditing, Brownfields matters (acquisition, redevelopment, and disposition), enforcement actions, environmental risk management, PRP counseling (information request responses, PRP representation, and Superfund litigation), and asbestos and mold management, remediation and claims handling.  Chambers USA remarks that "Jonathan is a driving force behind policy in environmental insurance."  Their resources comment that "Jonathan's work is fantastic, covering every base." As a significant portion of his practice, Jonathan reviews, negotiates and assists clients with the placement of environmental insurance policies, and successfully pursues claims on their behalf. Jonathan, who is a Director with the firm, also has broad experience with analyzing clients’ historic general liability insurance programs and maximizing the use of those assets to offset environmental liabilities. Jonathan is a co-founder of Fort Hill Risk Management LLC, an affiliate of Goulston & Storrs. Fort Hill is a unique, multi-disciplinary team of risk management professionals from the legal, corporate and insurance industries.

Representative Experience

  • Conduct environmental due diligence on behalf of purchaser of $500 million retail property portfolio.
  • Represent private equity company with respect to the environmental aspects of the acquisition of a light industrial company with a nationwide footprint.
  • Advise client with facilities throughout the United States in connection with wastewater, air, and other permitting issues across the country, and assist company in the design and implementation of environmental auditing program.
  • Represent bio-pharmaceutical company in connection with $200 million research and development campus acquisition.
  • Represent client in connection with environmental issues associated with the acquisition of a network of railroad lines and rail yards.
  • Negotiate $40,000,000 environmental insurance coverage program for contaminated former chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Represent lender in connection with pre-foreclosure due diligence on contaminated collateral and provide advice concerning preservation of lender liability protections.
  • Structure and negotiate environmental insurance program for nationally ranked teaching hospital (coverage including environmental contamination liability, liability for infectious waste disposal, and liability for mold and other airborne contaminants).
  • Represent manufacturer of retail goods in connection with California Proposition 65 actions concerning lead in apparel.
  • Advise international data transmission and storage company in connection with environmental permitting and contamination matters.
  • Represent developer of a $100 million multi-use building on contaminated property with respect to cleanup, contract, and environmental insurance issues.
  • Represent chemical manufacturer in connection with multi-billion dollar Superfund site.
  • Defend airline industry corporation in enforcement action concerning the inappropriate transportation and disposal of jet fuel.
  • Advise company alleged to be responsible for contamination of public drinking water wells and associated manage associated litigation and remediation.
Professional and Community Involvement
Awards and Recognition
  • “America’s Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2016
Speaking Engagements
  • "Understanding, Negotiating, & Using Environmental Insurance in Today's Market," MCLE, Boston
  • “Managing Risk & Unlocking Value in Contaminated Real Estate," CoreNet Global Summit, San Diego,
  • “States’ Perspectives on Environmental Insurance," EPA Environmental Insurance Symposium, Washington D.C.
  • "Environmental Insurance to Make Brownfields Deals Work," EnviroExpo, Boston
Press Releases
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clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named in 2010 Best Lawyers®
clientAdvisories: Prompt Action Required of Many Owners and Operators of Massachusetts Underground Storage Tanks
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers
clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
clientAdvisories: Are You Getting All of Your Brownfields Tax Credits?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Launches Climate Change Resilience Task Force
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Survey Explores Real Estate Industry’s Mixed Reaction on Climate Threats
pressReleases: 2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
pressReleases: 45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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October 2016
45 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2016
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
May 2015
2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
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