Brent provides strategic advice and critical support to clients with large complex land-based and in-water development projects. He has in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal land use and environmental regulations, and  has successfully navigated clients through local rezones comprehensive plan amendments, master plans, shoreline permits, and development agreements; state 401 water quality certifications and NPDES permits, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Section 10, 404 and 408 permits, and ESA consultations.  Brent’s  litigation practice before local and state administrative tribunals, and in state and federal court, includes defense of development approvals and response to environmental enforcement actions.

Prior to his law practice, Brent worked for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in Washington State, where he helped create one of the nation’s first air pollution mitigation banking programs.


University of Washington School of Law J.D., summa cum laude, 1986
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Harvard School of Public Health M.S., magna cum laude, 1978

Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.B., 1976