Environmental Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
All Appropriate Inquiry, Bona Fide Purchaser Defense, Tailoring the Scope of Due Diligence
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss environmental due diligence in M&A transactions, including the types of environmental risks that can arise, how those risks can be assessed in a transactional context, and certain liability defenses that may be available and obtained through the due diligence process.
- Conducting "all appropriate inquiry" and qualifying for the bona fide purchaser defense
- Tailoring the scope of the due diligence
- Development deals
- Building materials and indoor air quality
- Emerging issues in environmental due diligence
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the best practices for evaluating and managing environmental risks in complex commercial transactions?
- How does a party conduct an "all appropriate inquiry"?
- How does a purchaser qualify as a bona fide purchaser?
- What are the most pressing emerging issues in environmental due diligence?
Miles & Stockbridge
Ms. Hwang Chairs the firm’s Environmental Practice. The breadth of her experiences representing multinational and... | Read More
Ms. Hwang Chairs the firm’s Environmental Practice. The breadth of her experiences representing multinational and national clients enables her to develop practical solutions to complex issues, whether involving complicated real estate/corporate acquisitions or divestitures or commercial financing matters to complex multi-defendant toxic tort claims, litigation, and multi-facility compliance matters. She works extensively with and appears before federal and state regulators and courts, has been certified as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council, and has served as outside national environmental counsel to the firm’s major clients. Ms. Hwang has authored and lectured extensively before the American and Maryland State Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, Government Institutes, National Association of Environmental Managers, and corporations on various environmental subjects.Close
Andrew J. Perel
With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Perel’s practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law,... | Read More
With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Perel’s practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including counseling clients on development and redevelopment projects, risk management and insurance, remediation of contaminated properties, environmental compliance and due diligence for real estate financing and corporate transactions, and litigating complex environmental and environmental insurance coverage claims and disputes. He also has extensive experience in environmental investigations and audits, the design and implementation of environmental compliance programs and systems, and evaluation of self-reporting and voluntary compliance strategies. Mr. Perel has successfully litigated before all levels of state and federal courts and represents clients before federal, state and local regulatory agencies.Close
Freedom S.N. Smith
Ms. Smith concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, environmental... | Read More
Ms. Smith concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, environmental insurance coverage, product liability and general business litigation. She has experience managing environmental liability in business transactions, hiring and working with environmental consultants to achieve client objectives, litigating cases for both public and private clients involving environmental clean-ups, and handling environmental insurance and coverage claims.Close