The firm's environmental attorneys assist clients in addressing the difficult environmental issues that frequently arise in complex business transactions. We advise major industrial corporations, financial institutions and developers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings and real estate conveyances, including Brownfields transactions. Our environmental lawyers are experienced in performing complex due diligence evaluations, assessing environmental contingent liabilities, formulating the environmental terms of merger, acquisition and purchase and sale agreements, obtaining project development permits, and negotiating environmental insurance coverages and covenants not to sue.
We have experience advising energy companies on environmental risk in the transactional context, including proposed acquisitions of natural gas pipeline assets, power plants, electric transmission infrastructure and wireless telecommunications facilities.
We are regularly engaged in matters involving the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act and the Connecticut Transfer Act, as these laws relate to business transactions. We are also involved with regulatory developments at the federal level and counsel our clients on such emerging requirements as the new "all appropriate inquiry" standard. In order to assist our clients in achieving all of their business objectives in connection with transactional matters, our environmental lawyers also work with lawyers in the firm's Corporate, Tax, Real Estate and Public Finance practices.