Stefan is an experienced negotiator who represent clients at hearings, mediations and negotiates with government agencies, industry bodies and community groups. His practice involves landfills, solid waste management, contaminated land and groundwater, EPA licensing and approvals, trade waste, reclaimed water, stormwater drainage and enforcement. Prior to practicing law, Stefan worked as an environmental engineer and informant for the Environment Protection Authority.

Experience

  • Representing clients before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Planning Panels Victoria, Magistrates Court and Supreme Court in planning and environmental proceedings
  • Representing clients in negotiations with the Environment Protection Authority concerning statutory approvals, licensing, control notices, financial assurance and enforcement
  • Advising local government, water corporations and commercial clients regarding waste collection, transport, handling, treatment, reuse, recycling, energy recovery and disposal (landfill)
  • Advising clients regarding the development of potentially contaminated land, including land in proximity to landfills (closed and proposed)
  • Advising local government and water corporations on the compulsory acquisition and rezoning of land for waste management infrastructure
  • Negotiating and preparing trade waste agreements
  • Environmental due diligence
  • As well as a lawyer, Stefan is an environmental engineer with seven years spent at Environment Protection Authority

Leadership

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2014 - 2018 for expertise in Land Use and Zoning Law