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Allocating Environmental Liabilities in Commercial Transactions

Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., Michael S. McDonough, and William J. Squires, III, Bingham McCutchen
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Experience makes clear that the environmental liabilities faced by purchasers and sellers of businesses or real property can be substantial. However, they are not always well understood or even identified prior to the consummation of the transaction. These liabilities arise from a myriad of federal and state statutes, their implementing regulations, local rules and ordinances, and the common law. Parties involved in buying or selling a business or real property are well advised to identify, evaluate, and allocate the environmental liabilities associated with the transaction. Thus, it is imperative to understand the methods by which these liabilities can be defined, limited, and ultimately allocated.

This 90-minute webinar will:

  • Discuss strategic issues for different types of transactions
  • Analyze environmental laws and sources of potential liability
  • Review structure and purposes of environmental due diligence
  • Identify contract drafting techniques for allocating environmental liabilities
  • Explore non-contract alternatives to allocating environmental liabilities

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Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., Michael S. McDonough, and William J. Squires, III, Bingham McCutchen

 Edward Strohbehn 
Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr., counsel Bingham McCutchen, San Francisco advises clients regarding regulatory compliance and environmental risk issues associated with the redevelopment of contaminated sites, including those with vapor intrusion issues. He works with clients in developing strategies for addressing vapor intrusion issues. He assists clients in conducting environmental due diligence, negotiating transactions, and drafting commercial contract provisions for corporate asset and stock acquisitions. He was a member of the ASTM Vapor Intrusion Task Group that developed the ASTM E2600-10 Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening.

Michael McDonough
Michael S. McDonough, partner Bingham McCutchen LLP, Los Angeles, represents municipalities and private entities in complex environmental litigation, as well as administrative and enforcement matters on issues including climate change and air quality enforcement, assessing cleanup liability, managing issues involving insolvent PRPs and orphan shares, soil and water quality issues, as well as environmental management and ISO 14001 issues.

William Squires
William J. Squires, III, counsel Bingham McCutchen, Boston, focuses his practice on environmental, real estate, and land use matters. He counsels clients on environmental issues, including the acquisition of operating businesses; the redevelopment of contaminated properties; and enforcement defense, permitting, and regulatory compliance matters. He negotiates and structures business transactions and negotiates environmental insurance policies.

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Environmental due diligence is a critical component of any property transaction where potential environmental risks are a concern. The Environmental Due Diligence Guide Report helps you understand the framework of potential environmental liability under state and federal regulations. Weekly emails will highlight the latest due diligence developments and help you stay on top of cutting edge issues like environmental disclosure, cleanup incentives, vapor intrusion, and more.

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