A Not-for-Profit Solution for Providing Long-Term Stewardship, Verification and Evaluation of Environmental Land Use Restrictions


A. J. Birkbeck - Chief Operating Officer

A.J. Birkbeck is currently the President and CEO of the American Brownfields Assurance Company, which he founded in 1999.  Mr. Birkbeck graduated with degrees in econometrics and geophysics with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, as well as with a MBA in corporate finance with high distinction from that same institution. He worked as a senior analyst for Amoco Corporation (now BP America) in Chicago prior to obtaining his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  He has practiced environmental law at several law firms, including Winston & Strawn in Chicago and several other law firms which he has either founded or co-founded.  Mr. Birkbeck is now acting as managing attorney at the Fulcrum Law Group.  His practice includes environmental litigation and complex regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Birkbeck has also served as an officer and board member of other environmentally related entities, including ERS Corporation, which developed a range of ISO 14000 compliant environmental reporting software and environmental management systems.  He has also served in a number of capacities and leadership positions, ranging from the ASTM Continuing Obligations Task Force to various government commissions, bar association environmental sections, and advisory committees.

Welcome to the family of Sentinel Stewardship Companies  

Providing long-term stewardship alternatives for the maintenance of engineering controls and institutional controls to brownfield redevelopers and   commercial property owners.  The Sentinel Stewarship Companies are all units of the American Brownfields Assurance Company, Inc.

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