Identifying, Quantifying, Contractually Allocating, and Insuring Against Environmental Liabilities and Obligations: Environmental 101 for Transactional Lawyers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will review both traditional and evolving environmental insurance products (e.g., pollution legal liability, cost cap, and excess of indemnity), escrows, contractual liability transfers, and other tools in the context of the cleanup and/or transfer of contaminated properties.
- Use of environmental insurance and other risk transfer tools to support fixed-price cleanups and purchases/sales of contaminated properties
- Why use
- When to use
- How to use
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Mechanics of tools
- Lessons learned
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can costs be best quantified and fixed?
- How can costs be best reduced?
- How can cleanup quality be best improved?
- What are the opportunities (and best means) of negotiating and scripting favorable language in policies, escrows, and other risk management tools?
- What are the challenges and pitfalls of using the various tools?
Lawrence P. (Larry) Schnapf
Mr. Schnapf primarily concentrates on environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and Brownfield... | Read More
Mr. Schnapf primarily concentrates on environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and Brownfield transactions. He counsels clients on environmental compliance, and represents clients in federal and state environmental litigation, enforcement actions, administrative proceedings and private cost recovery actions. Mr. Schnapf has also written numerous articles on environmental law, and is the general editor/contributing author of “Environmental Issues in Business Transactions” published by the Business Law Section of the ABA. He is Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and Co-Chair of the NYSBA Brownfield Task Force.Close
William J. Squires, III
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Mr. Squires counsels corporations, developers, manufacturers, private equity firms, lenders, and individuals in... | Read More
Mr. Squires counsels corporations, developers, manufacturers, private equity firms, lenders, and individuals in litigation, transactional, and regulatory settings. He represents clients in disputes under state and federal law pertaining to releases of oil and hazardous materials — including PFAS and other emerging contaminants — and works closely with environmental consultants, Massachusetts licensed site professionals, engineers, risk assessors, geologists, and other experts in responding to such releases. Mr. Squires represents clients in state and federal courts and regularly appears before regulatory agencies and municipal boards.Close