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CLE - Environmental Due Diligence & Allocating Risks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

Description:

This program has already taken place, but you can still catch up on what you missed!

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Environmental risks in real estate and corporate transactions are a concern for property owners, buyers and lenders.  Environmental due diligence is critical to determine the scope of these risks, preserving defenses to liabilities and managing environmental issues.  Our program will address how due diligence can help you and your clients evaluate exposure to statutory liability, complicated regulations, state and federal agency enforcement, and clean-up costs.  Appropriately managed due diligence and risk allocation can help you and your client avoid unhappy surprises after the deal is done. 

Join us to learn strategies for mitigating exposure to environmental liabilities and to examine the statutory and regulatory framework that drives environmental due diligence in real estate and corporate transactions.

Agenda
I.  When and Why Environmental Due Diligence Matters
a. Owner/Operator liability for environmental contamination
b. Defenses to liability
c. Liability exposures for lenders

II. Conducting Environmental Due Diligence
a. Defining scope of inquiries
b. Complying with “All Appropriate Inquiry” obligations
c. Considerations for sellers and buyers
d. Contractual provisions

III. Mitigating Exposure to Environmental Liability
a. Negotiating contractual transfers of risks
b. Utilizing government programs and protections
c. Evaluating and obtaining environmental insurance

IV. Disclosure Requirements
a. Land transfer requirements
b. SEC reporting

Panelists
William J. Squires, III, Esq. 
Bingham McCutchen LLP

Nathan J. Brodeur, Esq.
Goodwin Procter LLP

Raymond T. Roach
William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Elizabeth Krol
CB&I

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.

 

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Contact:

Kristen White
kwhite@bostonbar.org

 

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