Ben Syz focuses his practice on environmental contamination remediation and cost recovery matters on behalf of California public entities and private clients. Mr. Syz also advises municipalities in administrative proceedings, particularly in the areas of storm water compliance and groundwater and sediment remediation.

Mr. Syz also counsels public entities and private parties in coverage disputes with insurers for environmental claims. He has successfully negotiated coverage for a range of environmental claims for numerous clients.

In addition, Mr. Syz assists policyholders in litigation and non-litigation disputes involving numerous types of insurance, including Comprehensive/Commercial General Liability (CGL), Public Officials Liability (POL), and Employment Practices Liability (EPL) policies.

Prior to joining Brown & Winters, Mr. Syz worked in the environmental group of a San Francisco firm where he advised clients on traditional and renewable energy projects.

Mr. Syz received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2005. While in law school, he served as the Senior Production Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. Mr. Syz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies.

Mr. Syz is admitted to practice in California, as well as the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California.


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