Vincent Wong’s practice focuses on commercial real estate and business transactions, including purchase and sales, and leasing. Vince represents developers and landowners, and commercial landlords and tenants, and he is knowledgeable about potential issues and requirements on both sides of transactions. His clients also benefit from his environmental law, land use, and permitting experience.
Vince was previously with the natural resources law firm of Mitchell Chadwick LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 energy and mining companies, developers, and large landowners. His practice areas included all aspects of CEQA, Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement matters, Streambed Alteration Agreements, Incidental Take Permits, and local land use matters.
Vince received his J.D. in 2013 from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
- Represented developer in mixed-use project spanning several hundred acres in Placer County.
- Lead associate in defending two Fortune 500 companies against groundwater and pipeline contamination environmental lawsuits.
- Consulted and negotiated with local, state, and federal agencies to entitle wide range of projects, including mixed-use developments, aggregate mines, and major subdivisions.
- Drafted conservation easements on behalf of landowners as well as mitigation bank sponsors.
- Negotiated 20-year industrial leases on behalf of two international corporations.
- Lead associate in conducting due diligence and other closing duties in investment manager’s purchase of a multi-million-dollar property.
- Advised clients on front-end CEQA compliance, including review of Environmental Impact Reports for industrial projects throughout the State.
- Settled an oil and gas royalty dispute with a monetary payment of ten percent of the original demand amount.
- Assisted in the approval of a 4,000-acre mitigation bank in Los Angeles County, including the review and response to Interagency Review Team comments.
- Advised property owners on permitting efforts of a mitigation bank in Northern California.
- Served as Deputy City Attorney and Assistant General Counsel to numerous public entities throughout Southern California, including the Orange County Sanitation District and City of Palm Springs.
- Assisted in the successful defense of an air pollution agency’s approval of upgrades to an oil refinery.
- Supported successful permit revocation proceedings against a centralized waste treatment facility, including the assessment of a million-dollar penalty.
- Speaker, “Annual Mining, Energy, Public Lands Legal Update,” Mining and Land Resources Institute, Reno, NV (March 2017)