Managing Environmental Risks in Mergers, Acquisitions, Spin-Offs and Reorganizations
Identifying, Quantifying and Allocating Potential Liabilities and Long-Term Environmental Obligations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for environmental counsel on managing the environmental risks involved in complex commercial transactions. The panel will outline approaches to identify and allocate potential, contingent and long-term environmental risks and liabilities to get the deal done.
- Challenges and pitfalls of complex commercial transactions for managing environmental risks
- Identifying and quantifying environmental risk
- Contingencies, uncertainties and long gestation periods of environmental liabilities
- Valuing environmental or other contingent liabilities when evaluating a transaction
- Best practices for managing environmental risks in complex transactions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What lessons can be learned from cases like Tronox regarding the allocation of environmental liabilities in commercial transactions?
- What are the challenges and pitfalls for allocating contingent and long-term environmental obligations?
- What are the best practices for evaluating and managing environmental risks in complex commercial transactions?
Daniella D. Landers
Ms. Landers focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters.... | Read More
Ms. Landers focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters. She counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues, including environmental risk assessment, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, and natural resources damages claims, among others. Ms. Landers is a prolific speaker and writer on environmental and regulatory litigation issues.Close
Michael O. Hill
Alba Risk Management Services
Mr. Hill is an attorney and also a surplus lines insurance broker, and his firm is a surplus lines insurance brokerage... | Read More
Mr. Hill is an attorney and also a surplus lines insurance broker, and his firm is a surplus lines insurance brokerage as well as a law firm. He previously served as a DOJ Trial Attorney, as Partner in a large Washington, D.C. law firm, and as Chairman of Marsh’s Environmental Practice, then the world’s largest environmental insurance brokerage. He created his multidisciplinary firm, Alba, in 2004, and beginning in 2010, he also helped establish and served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the $773M Trust created by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to remediate and redevelop the 89 industrial properties left behind in the General Motors bankruptcy.Close
David J. Owens
Leger Ketchum & Cohoon
Mr. Owens has over 29 years of experience counseling clients in matters concerning energy law, environmental and... | Read More
Mr. Owens has over 29 years of experience counseling clients in matters concerning energy law, environmental and natural resource law, and environmental and toxic tort litigation. He advises and counsels clients on projects concerning environmentally distressed property development; regulatory and administrative enforcement and compliance; permitting; environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions; international and domestic merger and due diligence investigations; pollution prevention; environmental and ecological risk assessments; environmental audits; waste recycling and reclamation; hazardous substance spill contingency plans, release response and reporting; remediation; governmental affairs and legislation; climate change and natural resource damages.Close