Maribel is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office with a concentrated practice in local government, environmental, and land use law.
With 30 years of experience which includes local government, environmental, land use, brownfields, environmental justice, and construction with an emphasis in negotiating and resolving complex environmental permitting, due diligence, and litigation matters, Maribel serves as environmental and land use counsel on multi-million-dollar projects and transactions. She advises lending institutions on environmental liability, including permitting and remediation projects associated with collateral property subject to foreclosure proceedings. She counsels regulated clients on complex litigation matters. Her practice includes counseling and litigation on environmental aspects in real estate transactions, commercial foreclosure proceedings, bankruptcy cases, environmental investigations, remediation projects, brownfields development, environmental justice, and evaluating risks and costs associated with potential environmental cleanup and third-party liability, as well as on regulatory and permitting technical aspects of complex contamination remediation projects. Maribel was a primary participant in writing Florida’s environmental justice legislation, and she served on the Florida Environmental Equity and Justice Study Commission. Maribel advises corporate clients and developers on environmental justice matters, cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties with community benefits, and businesses that identify their brands and operations with social and environmental sustainability and she has been an annual speaker on this topic before the Florida Chamber of Commerce since 1995.
Additional experience includes advising local government boards and negotiating settlement of all types of complex environmental violations with federal, state, and municipal governmental agencies. Maribel’s key clients include property owners, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, banks, and local governments.
- Environmental law
- Environmental justice
- Brownfields redevelopment
- Complex environmental litigation
- Environmental counsel to Chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy
- Environmental counsel to lenders financing and foreclosing on real property
- Due diligence and consultation regarding disposition and acquisition of distressed real property located throughout the United States and in U.S. Territories
- Waste regulation
- Cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated real property
- Submerged lands and coastal regulation
- Water resources
- Due diligence and consultation regarding regulatory compliance
- Land development
- Governmental and administrative law