Environmental Matters in Real Estate
Corporate transactions and related due diligence
In this area, environmental compliance and liabilities must be understood and liability properly assigned. Due diligence must be conducted properly to ensure preservation of available defenses as well as to inform the parties to the transaction so that assignment and resolution of risk can be properly completed.
McAfee & Taft counsel offer great expertise in conducting due diligence and assessing risk for assignment in corporate transactions involving all kinds of businesses, including power, energy production, manufacturing, mining, waste disposal, nanotechnology, agriculture, animal products and the food industry.
Regulatory compliance and enforcement
McAfee & Taft offers a great depth and expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement and administrative hearings involving the Clean Air Act (CAA) and air regulation, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous and solid waste regulation, Clean Water Act (CWA) and discharge regulation including wetlands and stormwater issues, Safe Drinking Water Act and water quality protection regulation as well as groundwater and surface water use permitting, emergency planning pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), chemical security in transportation and plant operations pursuant to the Chemical Security Act, voluntary cleanups and mandated cleanups pursuant to State and Federal agency enforcement authority including the Comprehensive Environmental Compensation and Liability Act or Superfund and Brownfields, mandatory environmental site assessments triggered by major federal actions pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), underground storage tank regulation and remediation.