Daniel Elliot Gonzalez

Statement of Qualifications
Daniel Elliot Gonzalez, Associate Attorney at The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A., practices environmental law exclusively, assisting both public and private sector clients with a broad of environmental matters including regulatory compliance, due diligence in real estate transactions, contaminated site cleanup and redevelopment, and the associated financial incentives under a variety of local, state, and federal programs. Mr. Gonzalez works with the Firm’s clients to draft Brownfield Area Designation Requests, Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreements, and annual Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit Applications to limit liability and recover cleanup costs.

Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law, where he received his law degree and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate. In law school, Mr. Gonzalez was the President of both the Environmental Law Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, where he successfully levied organization funds to create a scholarship for students to attend the Everglades Coalition Conference, the largest forum for discussing Everglades restoration initiatives in the United States. Mr. Gonzalez is also a member of the Young Leaders Council for the Sun Coast Regional Office of the National Parks Conservation Association (“NPCA”). In this role, Mr. Gonzalez works with NPCA to further its regional priorities and park protection campaigns by educating members of the community, business organizations, and elected officials on the opportunities and challenges facing national parks in Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

While receiving his Master of Arts in History from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Mr. Gonzalez co-authored his first book, Playing with Fire: The Strange Case of Marine Shale Processors, with Dr. John Sutherlin. Playing with Fire is a case study about a recycling facility in South Louisiana that evaded regulatory enforcement from both the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for nearly 25 years before eventually becoming a superfund site in 2013. This story explores the topics of environmental justice from the prospective of local environmental activists in rural Louisiana and provides a backdrop of the regulatory apparatus and political intricacies that characterized the fight between the then-largest hazardous waste incinerator in the world and the small town of Amelia, Louisiana.

Elliot Gonzalez, Esq.
The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A.
2100 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 710
Office: (305) 777-1686
Cell: (702) 807-1833
Email: egonzalez@goldsteinenvlaw.com