Robert Saperstein Named ``Member of the Year'' by the Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County.
SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2003
Hatch & Parent congratulates partner Robert J. Saperstein on being named member of the year by the Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County (AWA AWA As Well As (internet chat lingo)
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"For the past several years Rob has worked to become the leading legal authority on water issues in Ventura County," noted Steven A. Amerikaner, managing partner for Hatch & Parent. "He has spent countless hours attending meetings and writing articles for the benefit of the AWA. We're proud that the AWA recognized Rob's continued service by designating him 'member of the year' for the organization."
Mr. Saperstein is a partner at Hatch & Parent, and presently serves as the practice group leader for the Water Law Group. For more than 30 years, Hatch & Parent has been at the forefront of Water Law in California, representing numerous cities, counties and public agencies.
Most recently, Mr. Saperstein, along with Steven L. Hoch, a partner in Hatch & Parent's Environmental Quality Group, successfully represented the City of Oxnard in a contamination case brought against Shell Oil Products Company. In this matter, a Shell gas station, located next to the City's groundwater wells and production facilities, had leaked gasoline contaminating con·tam·i·nate
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1. To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.
2. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
adj. the nearby groundwater. In six months of negotiations, Rob and Steve negotiated for Shell to purchase a new site for the City's groundwater wells and facilities, absorbing the relocations costs of up to $8.5 million.
ABOUT AWA: The Association of Water Agencies of Ventura County (AWA) was formed in 1976 to provide a forum for the exchange of information on local and regional water issues. AWA is governed by an 18-member board of directors composed of leaders representing various water-related entities in our region (agriculture, municipalities, water districts, small systems, industrial water users, concerned citizens, etc.). www.awavc.org.
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