Bala Research

Selected Clients & Projects

A sample of clients for whom we have worked in recent years.

Arter & Hadden, Cleveland OH & San Francisco Baker & Hostetler, Los Angeles CA
Bradley, Curley & Asiano, San Francisco CA Bricker & Eckler, Columbus OH
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, San Diego CA Burke & Mayer, New Orleans LA
Burke, Williams & Sorenson, Los Angeles CA  Carlsmith, Ball et al, Honolulu HI
Carr, McClellan et al, Burlingame CA Citti & Crinion, Houston TX
Coblentz, Patch et al, San Francisco CA Coudert Bros., San Francisco CA
Davis, Brown, Koehn et al, Des Moines IA Edinger & Blakley, Oklahoma City OK
Grant & Gordon, Palo Alto CA Gray, Cary et al San Diego & Palo Alto CA
Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, Lexington KY Heller Ehrman et al, Seattle WA
Hillyer & Irwin, San Diego CA Holmes & Lea, San Francisco CA
Philip E. Kay, San Francisco CA Kaye, Scholer et al, Washington DC
Kennedy, Gong et al, Oakland CA Lakin Spears, Palo Alto CA
LeBoeuf Lamb et al, Hartford CT Lewis & Roca, Phoenix AZ
Maraziti, Falcon & Healey, Short Hills NJ McCutchen, Doyle et al, SF & Palo Alto CA
McKenna & Cuneo, San Francisco CA  Montgomery & Andrews, Santa Fe NM
O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles CA Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, St Paul MN
Pasternal, Blankenstein & Lund, Boston MA Pelletreau, Moses et al, Richmond CA
Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, San Francisco CA Pittman, Hooks et al, Birmingham AL
Rawles, Hinckle et al, Ukiah CA Sedgwick, Detert et al, San Francisco CA
Somach Simmons & Dunn, Sacramento CA Sullivan, Workman & Dee, Los Angeles CA
Tobin & Tobin, San Francisco CA Wilke, Fleury et al, Sacramento CA


A sample of projects undertaken in recent years

Diminution of value of residential property. Landfills and related, Puget Sound area Washington, Consulting & Expert witness services.

Analysis of claims of damage to surrounding properties due to a toxic waste incinerator siting. Columbiana Co. Ohio. Expert witness services.

Loss of use damages; delayed commercial construction with environmental claims. Santa Barbara Co. CA. Expert witness services.

Estimation of goodwill in a number of condemnation cases. Various counties, California. Expert witness services.

Loss of tax revenues by municipality due to an environmental event. Contra Costa Co. CA. Expert witness services.

Diminution of multi-unit residential property value. Contamination of soil at the site of a new 800 apartment project. Santa Clara Co., California. Consulting services.

Diminution of value of commercial/industrial property. Contamination of soil and groundwater with TCE under a Midwestern city. Confidential; consulting services.

Diminution of property value in lake front vacation communities. Contamination of river with dioxins from bleach pulp mill. Alabama. Confidential; consulting services.

Damages due to sale of a services business not consummated; allegedly due to discovery of toluene on the site of the business which had been previously used for industrial purposes. Iowa. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of shopping center. Contamination of upscale residential neighborhood near Washington DC; primarily hydrocarbons. Confidential; consulting services.

Diminution of value of commercial/warehouse property. Contamination of soil and groundwater with VOCs. Orange Co., California. Expert witness services.

Post cleanup "Stigma" and diminution of value of commercial/warehouse property. Contamination of soil and groundwater with VOCs. Los Angeles Co., California. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of residential property — single family homes. Contamination from airborne effluent from geothermal plant. Hawaii. Consulting services.

Diminution of value of industrial property — lumber products mill. Contamination of soil with wood treatment chemicals. Northern California. Consulting.

Post cleanup "Stigma" and diminution of value of shopping center property. Contamination of soil and groundwater with VOCs. Orange Co., California. Expert witness services.

Effects on value of residential areas surrounding landfills. Two cases. Pacific northwest. Confidential consulting services.

Analysis of insurance claims for natural resource damages in the context of offshore oil & gas production. Louisiana. Consulting services.

Diminution of value of a commercial site. Contamination with fuels. Harris Co., Texas. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of auto dismantling yard property. Contamination with various hydrocarbons. San Diego Co., California. Consulting services.

Diminution of value of a heavy industrial plant. Contamination with various solvents. San Diego Co., California. Confidential consulting services.

Natural resource damage claims regarding a municipal water supply — contamination of a well field in proximity to an industrial park. Michigan. Consulting services.

Diminution of value of retail property. Contamination with  oil and hydraulic fluids. Arizona. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of commercial property. Contamination with petroleum products. Nevada. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of commercial property and related banking practices analysis. Contamination with petroleum and solvents. Santa Clara County, California. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of municipal water supply property. Contamination with solvents and heavy metals. New Jersey. Confidential consulting.

Analysis of claims alleging stigma and diminution of value due to groundwater contamination with solvents over a wide area in an urban setting. Southwest. Confidential consulting.

Analysis of claims regarding effects of contamination and stigma within an overall business conditions context; industrial property. Hawaii. Expert witness services.

Diminution of value of former industrial site due to contamination with metals and VOCs, Alameda Co. California. Consulting & expert witness services.

Claims of stigma and lost use due to contamination in a century-old waterfront industrial site. Bay Area, California. Consulting services.

Economic damages stemming from contamination by VOCs and metals, transmitted through a complex set of transactions involving partnerships, REITs and corporations. Alameda County, California. Expert witness services.
 
 

revised 12 November 2003