Environmental due diligence is a critical component of any property transaction where potential environmental risks are a concern — minimize risks and protect yourself from liability.

Expert News & Commentary

Understand the broad framework of potential environmental liability imposed by state and federal regulations on parties involved in commercial real estate deals using the Guide and Guide Report. Manage contaminated property transactions including brownfield redevelopment projects, successfully negotiate the scopes of work for and complete Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, and stay on top of cutting edge issues such as environmental disclosure, institutional controls, financial and other cleanup incentives, sustainability, vapor intrusion, and more. Email reports alert you to important cases, regulatory and congressional developments, and references to key sources.

Trusted Analysis

Find expert analysis of state laws and policies affecting environmental due diligence that can impact transactions. Rely on the most comprehensive and frequently updated information on state statutes available, including a state matrix of statutory and regulatory citations. Get a walk-through of every detail you need to consider as part of environmental site assessments with our comprehensive transaction checklists. Understand and consider the financial implications of all types of environmental risk, not just superfund liability.

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Mitigate liability risks by creating a comprehensive environmental risk management plan that considers environmental insurance, indemnification contracts, and compliance auditing. Anticipate cleanup requirements and associated costs, understand potential sources of cleanup funding, and understand legal issues related to cost recovery.

Topics Covered

  • Brownfield transactions
  • Cleanup and redevelopment
  • Cost recovery
  • Disclosure
  • Due diligence
  • Environmental liability
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Financial considerations
  • Green buildings
  • Institutional controls
  • International transactions
  • Lenders and fiduciaries
  • Property-specific transactions
  • Risk management tools
  • State programs
  • Superfund
  • Sustainability
  • Vapor intrusion
  • Voluntary standards
  • Wetlands



Analysis, guidance, and primary source material.


Current reports providing news and developments.

Formats and Frequency

Print reference Environmental Due Diligence Guide material is updated monthly and indexed every six months.

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Environmental Due Diligence Guide Report is issued monthly.

Web reference

Environmental Due Diligence Guide material is updated weekly and available as a component of the Environment & Safety Resource Center.

Web notification

Environmental Due Diligence Guide Report is updated continually with full issues available monthly and archived to 03.18.1999.

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