My focus as an environmental attorney is on helping my clients find practical, efficient solutions to complex environmental problems. I use my diverse set of legal skills and wide-ranging experience in environmental law to approach problems holistically and craft strategies that achieve both immediate objectives and long-term goals. I am an effective manager of large, fact-intensive environmental matters and cases. I love that every day practicing environmental law brings a new challenge, and I am eager to help you with yours.
Environmental attorney Sara V. Mogharabi assists public and private sector clients on regulatory compliance, project development, and litigation matters.
Sara has represented clients in the real estate development, mining, waste, manufacturing, recycling, and energy sectors as well as numerous public entities like municipalities and airport operators. She has experience advising clients on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Clean Water Act; the Clean Air Act; the Endangered Species Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the National Environmental Policy Act, and related state environmental and natural resource laws.
Much of her current work touches on water and waste issues. She represents large public entities conducting groundwater remediation projects and all the regulatory, litigation, and transactional details those entail. She advises private and public sector clients on regulatory compliance, risk reduction, and potential cost recovery strategies related to emerging contaminants, including PFAS. She defends private clients facing federal and/or state environmental enforcement action for alleged environmental noncompliance. She also works with clients to craft strategies for brownfields and contaminated property redevelopment projects, including negotiating and drafting agreements with relevant agencies, advising on voluntary cleanup programs and similar regulatory strategies, and assessing the availability of funding and cost recovery.
Sara’s litigation experience includes conducting document reviews, managing expert witnesses, taking and defending depositions, working with joint defense groups, drafting motions and briefs, and preparing cases for arbitration and jury trials. She has represented clients with matters in federal and state courts as well as before agency tribunals. She has performed internal investigations and assisted in settlement negotiations on behalf of clients. When her workload permits, Sara represents pro bono clients in immigration court.