Jerrold "Jerry" Samford

Practice Area Professional

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Richmond
Business Phone: 804.697.2225
Business Fax: 804.698.6451

jerry.samford@troutman.com

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Professional Registrations and Licenses

  • Virginia Certified Professional Geologist
  • North Carolina Licensed Professional Geologist
  • Kentucky Licensed Professional Geologist
  • LEED AP

Representative Matters

Expert Witness:

  • 2001. Alexandria Warehouse Partnership vs. Sorvel Acquisition and Development, Inc. (Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria) At Law No. 000587 Expert analysis and consultation regarding alleged breach of contract.
  • 2002. Reynolds Real Estate Ventures, LLC v. Reynolds Metal Company (Circuit Court of Chesterfield County), Case No. CL01-1147. Expert deposition and testimony regarding technical merit, review and analysis of defendant’s expert testimony and reports.
  • 2002. Board of Commissioners of LaGrange County, Indiana v. DLZ Indiana (St Joseph Superior Court, South Bend, Indiana). Cause No. 71D06-0012-CP-01731. Expert consultation regarding standard of care for Phase I environmental site assessments and technical competency of defendant’s consultant.
  • 2004. BrandsMart v. Qore Inc., and Michael Schackne (US District Court, Southern District of Florida). Case No. 01-8604-CIV-RYSKAMP. Expert consultation and deposition testimony regarding standard of care for Phase I environmental site assessments.
  • 2004. WATCO v. Pickering Environmental Consultants, Inc (Circuit Court of Tennessee, Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis). Case No. CT-003944-04, Division 1. Expert consultation, deposition, and trial testimony regarding standard of care for Phase I environmental site assessments. Assisted with trial strategy, preparation of other defense witnesses and examination of plaintiff’s witnesses. (Written judicial opinion available)
  • 2005. Branch Highways vs. Duke Construction and Lowe’s. Expert Consultation and technical analysis.
  • 2006. EPT v. Landamerica (Michigan). Expert consultation regarding determination and application of the standard of care for baseline environmental assessments using ASTM standards.
  • 2008. Huggins vs. Prince Georges Co., Md. Expert consultation and deposition testimony regarding impacts to property when an adjoining property becomes a SUPERFUND site.
  • 2007. Springdale Memphis vs. Pickering Environmental Consultants, Inc. Expert consultation and arbitration testimony regarding the standard of care for Phase 1 environmental site assessments.

Technical Services:

  • 2011. Coordinated and reviewed environmental assessments for facilities in Iowa, Michigan, Tennessee and Ohio being acquired by local client.
  • 2011. Technical review of site characterization reports, remedial design, and Brownfield Agreement documents for proposed retail facility in Morganton, N.C.
  • 2011 – 2010. Oversee dam stability investigation for 10-acre impoundment at a private golf course.
  • 2011 - 2006. Evaluation of conformance of environmental site assessments to ASTM and Corporate guidance, interpretation of data presented, and recommendations as necessary for additional investigations. Sites generally in 7-state area. Fortune 100 client.
  • 2010. Evaluate SIC code applicability for mining company and develop compliance process.
  • 2011 – 2006. Evaluation of technical data and preparation of Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) application. Continued monitoring of additional technical data acquisition and shepherding project through the VRP program. Transition project to RCRA 7003 consent order in 2011. Negotiate with EPA Region III Project Officer on technical aspects of project.
  • 2009 - 2006. Evaluation of site conditions and determination of appropriate purchase contract provisions and alternatives for acquisition of a wood preserving facility.
  • 2009 - 2006. Technical review of site characterization reports, remedial design, and Brownfield Agreement documents for retail facility in Charlotte, N.C. Negotiate Brownfield agreement provisions with NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
  • 2008 - 2007. Evaluation of purchase contract provisions for acquisition of portions of former SUPERFUND site. Planned development for office/condominium project.
  • 2007 - 2006. Technical evaluation and consultation on development of appropriate soil moisture monitoring methods for spray irrigation field used for disposal of industrial wastewater.
  • 2007.  Review mining assessment reports for 2 iron mines and 1 gold mine in China.
  • 2006. Review and interpretation of hundreds of environmental documents for purchase of apartment complex in New York City. Developed critical environmental element lists for factoring into purchase offer.
  • 2006. Coordinated and reviewed environmental assessments for facilities in Georgia and Florida being acquired by local client.
  • 2006. Evaluated geologic conditions in sensitive surficial aquifer and assessed impacts on the aquifer from planned installation of regional sewer force main.
  • 2007.  Review mining assessment reports for 2 iron mines and 1 gold mine in China.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • 2007. Environmental Due Diligence standards and protocols. Technical conference for private consulting firm.

Publications

Professional and Community Involvement 

  • Member, Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG)
  • Member, American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM)
  • Member, Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE)
  • Member, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)
  • Past President, Counsel of Fellows, and Member, The GroProfessional Business Association (f/k/a the Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers or ASFE), Environmental Business Council, and Head of Standard of Care Survey and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Task Force.
  • Past President, School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC); Co-Chair, Live Art Steering Committee
  • Board Member, Partnership for Non-Profit Excellence
  • Board Member, Lakeside Park Corporation
  • Board Member, Jewish Family Services Supporting Foundation; Member, Jewish Family Services
  • Former Editorial Board member, GeoStrata Magazine, a publication of the GeoInstitute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Former Article Editor, Geoscience, a publication of the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists and the Geological Society of America
  • Former Membership Secretary, ASTM Committee E-50 on Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Former Member of the Community Service Board, The Community Ideas Station (Public Radio, WCVE 88.9 FM, Richmond, VA)

Rankings and Recognition

  • Chair, Council of Fellows of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association

Professional Experience

  • Environmental Compliance Specialist, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2006 - present
  • Vice President, Virginia Geotechnical Services, P.C., 1987 – 2006
  • Senior Geologist, Virginia Department of Waste Management, 1984 – 1987
  • Chief Regional Geologist, Virginia State Water Control Board, Northern Region, 1983-1984
  • Instructor of Geology, Northern Virginia Community College, 1984
  • Geologist and Engineering Technician, Froehling and Roberston, 1982-1983
  • Instructor of Geology, Virginia State University, 1981-1982
  • Geologist, Shannon & Wilson, Inc., 1977-1979

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Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, M.S., 1981
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1977