Brent G. Cheney joined Parker Milliken as a shareholder in 2009. He has been practicing law since 1995 and is admitted to practice before all courts in California.
Areas of practice concentration: environmental counseling, real estate law, and business litigation.
Mr. Cheney regularly counsels clients on environmental matters pending before federal, state and local administrative agencies, and on environmental issues arising in real property and business transactions. He helps clients successfully resolve concerns of state and federal agencies, and assists clients in navigating the resolution of environmental liabilities. He has expertise handling a variety of environmental matters, including:
- federal Superfund and state court cost recovery actions;
- environmental compliance, reporting and disclosure;
- toxic torts;
- Proposition 65 and other civil penalty litigation; and
- environmental insurance.
He has extensive trial and appellate experience, both in Federal and State courts, handling a wide variety of business and environmental matters. He has successfully handled jury trials, court trials, and arbitrations, as well as multiple appeals. He is skilled in the resolution of intricate California real estate and finance disputes, and often litigates or negotiates workouts of failed transactions. Mr. Cheney’s business litigation expertise includes:
- real and personal property secured transactions;
- contractual, tortious and commercial litigation;
- partnership disputes;
- products liability, including pharmaceutical litigation; and
- unfair competition.
Mr. Cheney also represents clients in a variety of real estate transactions and disputes, including:
- litigation of real estate related claims, including eminent domain, deed and easement disputes, adverse possession, and trespass;
- real estate development and land use counseling;
- CEQA litigation; and
- Purchase, sale and leasing of commercial properties.
Mr. Cheney is an active member of his community. He has been actively involved in several ministries with his church. He presently serves as a board member for a youth basketball organization, and has coached a variety of youth sports.