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Curtis B. Toll is Managing Shareholder of the Philadelphia office and focuses his practice on the evaluation and management of environmental risks in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of environmentally impacted real estate. He advises developers and corporations on complex redevelopment projects, environmental liability transfers, and the management and mitigation of environmental risk through the use of unique contractual mechanisms and specialized environmental insurance products. Curt structures, negotiates and manuscripts specialized environmental contracts and insurance products, including pollution legal liability, contractors’ pollution and integrated environmental risk programs.


  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Complex redevelopment projects
  • Military base reuse
  • Environmental risk management and mitigation
  • Environmental remediation contracts
  • Environmental insurance products



  • Represented various developers of brownfield projects in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of contaminated real estate, including projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, New York, Texas, Ohio, Maryland, California, Georgia and many other states.
  • Represented developers and corporations in the negotiation and manuscripting of site-specific and portfolio environmental insurance products, including pollution, legal liability, integrated risk and contractors pollution policies.
  • Represented master developer of, 1,500-acre former military base in the negotiation of all environmental and regulatory documents to facilitate multiple BRAC land transfer for redevelopment.
  • Represented quasi-public owner of a large closed landfill facility in California in the negotiation of underwriting of material remediation contracts and pollution liability, contractors pollution liability, terrorism and various other lines of owner-controlled insurance programs necessary to facilitate site reuse and redevelopment.
  • Represented various lenders and equity funds in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex brownfield financings and joint venture transactions to acquire, develop and insure contaminated real property.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed,The Legal 500 United States, "Industry Focus - Environment:Regulatory," 2020
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2012-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Board Member, Penn State Law Board of Advisers


  • J.D., Penn State Dickinson School of Law
    • Member, Dickinson Law Review
    • Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
  • B.S., Political Science and Communications/Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey