Mitigating Vapor Intrusion Risks: Protecting Interests in Real Estate Transactions
Navigating Interplay Between Federal and State Requirements, Evaluating Impact of VI
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to identify and address the risk associated with vapor intrusion (VI) in real estate transactions using the most recent EPA guidance. The panel will review recent federal and state agency regulatory actions and court decisions, offer best practices for understanding and navigating the interplay between federal and state requirements, and outline approaches to mitigate VI risks.
- Regulatory environment
- VI in real estate transactions
- Due diligence
- Interplay between federal and state requirements
- Mitigating and managing VI risks
- Reps and warranties
- Releases and waivers
- Environmental insurance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the implications of recent federal and state regulatory actions related to VI?
- How should VI be addressed in due diligence in real estate transactions?
- What are key strategies to manage potential VI liability risks in real estate transactions?
David R. Gillay
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Gillay heads the Brownfields and Environmental Transactional Practice Groups and provides environmental counseling... | Read More
Mr. Gillay heads the Brownfields and Environmental Transactional Practice Groups and provides environmental counseling in connection with assessing environmentally challenged properties. Over the last decade, David has focused on the legal, regulatory, and technical impact and implications related to the vapor intrusion pathway. He also represents an influential multi-state environmental consultants’ association and works closely with leading technical experts on a wide array of environmental matters, including rapidly evolving vapor intrusion guidance. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, he obtained an advanced environmental engineering degree and practiced as an environmental consultant on various projects across the country.Close
Blayne Hartman, Ph.D.
Hartman Environmental Geoscience
Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has... | Read More
Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to county and state regulatory agencies in over 30 states, many of the EPA regions, the DOD, ASTSWMO, and numerous stakeholder groups and consultants. Dr. Hartman was an instructor in the EPA-OUST training, ITRC vapor intrusion training, API petroleum vapor intrusion training and ASTM vapor intrusion courses and has given vapor intrusion training in England, Australia and Brazil. He has written numerous articles on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of soil vapor data, including chapters in four textbooks. Dr. Hartman has participated in technical work groups on soil vapor methods for EPA, CA-EPA, CA Regional Water Boards, County of San Diego, ITRC & ASTM and has reviewed/edited instructional manuals for the EPA OUST and Superfund groups. Over the past four years, Dr. Hartman has been a contributing author/editor to vapor intrusion and soil gas guidance documents to federal EPA, CA-EPA, San Diego County, ITRC, DOD, API, and more than 25 individual state documents.Close
Lawrence P. 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
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