Omnipresent regulation of the environment is a fact of commercial life. Regulations once largely confined to heavy industry now apply in almost every transaction in which property changes hands. The firm’s environmental lawyers lead clients through the acronym jungle, partnering with their clients’ technical advisors to chart optimum courses of action.
In due diligence and remedial action projects, we are adept in the translation of technical jargon and data into actionable business intelligence. Group members have expertise in evaluating the risks presented by environmental conditions in the course of purchase, sale, leasing, or financing by our clients and frequently remain involved in ongoing remedial actions undertaken following the completion of a capital transaction. We prepare clients with superior insight into the regulated dimensions of their businesses through orchestration of voluntary environmental audits and defend them in enforcement actions. We advise in connection with structuring of indemnity and contribution arrangements concerned with ultimate liability for site investigations and remediation activities.