Duane Morris LLP
David Amerikaner is a member of Duane Morris’ Real Estate Practice Group and focuses his practice on land use, project development, environmental law, eminent domain, and sustainability.
Mr. Amerikaner advises developers, energy companies, and other large users of land through the process of obtaining permits and approvals to develop their land. This practice includes representation before local and state planning commissions, boards, councils, agencies, and other decisionmakers, as well as outreach to and negotiation with project opponents. Mr. Amerikaner’s experience spans several states and local jurisdictions, particularly the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other environmental and municipal regulations in California. He also handles litigation matters that arise from land development.
Mr. Amerikaner handles eminent domain matters for utilities seeking to condemn private properties for public use, and on behalf of private property owners whose properties have been condemned. He also represents private property owners in tax assessment appeals.
Mr. Amerikaner regularly counsels private equity firms, banks, sovereign wealth funds, and other entities on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions. He is experienced in performing due diligence, negotiating and drafting contractual provisions, and providing strategic advice in the context of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financing, real estate transactions, and project finance.
Mr. Amerikaner has an active practice in the field of environmental commodities, including advising clients on the generation and trading of carbon credits and various types of mitigation credits. He also counsels clients on reducing their carbon footprints and complying with environmental mitigation requirements, on both voluntary and mandatory bases.
In addition, Mr. Amerikaner maintains a robust pro bono practice, including work on behalf of disadvantaged individuals related to land use, government approvals, real estate transactions, immigration, and Holocaust reparations.
Mr. Amerikaner is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. He is a former advisory board member of the Trust for Public Land New York State Chapter, and is active in fundraising and team building for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Amerikaner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard University, and also received a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.
Real Estate Law
Robert Hall & Associates
Tony Watson personally manages clients with over $350 Million dollars in real estate holdings. He has spoken for hundreds of trade organizations throughout the State of California. Holding a federal license as an Enrolled Agent tax practitioner, Tony can advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other entity with tax-reporting requirements.
Aside from his full-time position at Robert Hall & Associates, Tony is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur and enjoys short and long term trading. With over a decade and a half of experience, Tony, along his team at Robert Hall & Associates, actively look for the newest and most up-to-date strategies to implement on client tax filings. They all operate with the same goal in mind: to help taxpayers keep more of their wealth and not overspend with the federal and state revenue agencies.