Transactions and Due Diligence

Our transactional practice plays a key role in corporate and real estate transactions, working with sellers, buyers, and lenders to get the deal done. We manage the environmental due diligence process for the client, whether for a one-off deal or a large portfolio, working with environmental professionals to ensure that the company has the information it needs to make a smart business decision, as well as to take advantage of opportunities to protect the company from liability going forward. For clients selling legacy sites, we help manage the environmental risks up front to best position the property from a value and risk management perspective. Working with corporate and real estate lawyers, we negotiate the terms of purchase and sale agreements, liability transfer documents, and insurance policies, understanding that every client has a different risk profile.

    • Experience
      • Served as environmental counsel for large utility in connection with the acquisition of a nuclear power plant.
      • Represented client in all aspects of due diligence, risk management, permitting, site remediation, transaction, and development of a $250 million global development facility.

      • Represented client in acquisition and refinance of large tracts of farmland, including title and environmental review.
      • Represented a waterfront fuel oil terminal owner in the investigation, negotiation of alternative clean standards, remediation, and structuring of transaction to sell and convert the terminal to upscale residential apartments.

      • Representation of an organics management company as part of a facilities acquisition team for composting companies seeking operations in the Northeast and Southwest. Advised client on potential environmental regulatory issues and liability allocation strategies for preexisting site conditions, including one facility located within a federal Superfund site.

      • Sale by United Technologies Corporation (Pratt & Whitney Division) of multiple laboratory, office, and warehouse facilities (over 535,000 square feet on 58 acres) in West Palm Beach County, Florida, and transfer of land and water production, wastewater disposal, and other infrastructure facilities to community development district.

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