Trajan Perez focuses his practice on litigation and environmental issues, whether commercial or regulatory, and is committed to saving clients time and costs to ensure success and long-term viability. His breadth of experience includes issues spanning environmental liability, toxic tort claims, products liability, establishing and maintaining federal and state regulatory compliance, and brownfield redevelopment issues, as well as handling sophisticated contract and commercial disputes. Trajan represents manufacturers, energy companies, industrial facilities, waste and recycling entities, and other highly regulated businesses. He is known to take his clients’ problems as his own, which is reflected in his acute knowledge of their businesses and adjacent sectors and industries, and a robust understanding of the regulations that govern their operations.

Trajan represents large multinational entities with growing and interconnected challenges, risks, and opportunities. On the environmental side, he litigates federal cases arising under CERCLA and RCRA Superfund statutes, handling all aspects of the litigation process, including negotiations with responsible parties, contribution and allocation remedies, and cost recovery. He advises on matters concerning federal regulations, including the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act, as well as various state-law equivalents. Additionally, he advises on and negotiates with state and federal environmental agencies, obtaining environmental permits, and manages environmental response activities.

Trajan maintains a reputation for his litigation practice, overseeing and advising on complex litigation strategies. He leads teams of attorneys in multistate and multidistrict litigation to achieve clients’ objectives and to resolve litigation efficiently and effectively. Additionally, he is familiar with all aspects of ADR working to resolve matters when appropriate, and has recently begun to offer his services as a mediator. Trajan also has experience with admiralty and maritime law, including arrests and attachments.

In the legal profession, Trajan is a leader, collaborator, and mentor. He is the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Long Beach office, and leads the environmental practice team with members spanning all offices in California, Oregon, and Washington. Trajan was also recognized as the firm’s “Mentor of the Year” for his dedication and mindfulness in supporting the professional and business development of junior attorneys.

Education

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2000
  • M.P.A., Syracuse University Maxwell School, 2000
  • B.A., Angelo State University, 1991

Bar Admissions

New York, District of Columbia, California, Texas, Washington
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