Environmental Issues in Real Estate and Business Transactions
Environmental liability has become an important issue in corporate, real estate, and commercial financing transactions. As a result, environmental lawyers may play a significant role in identifying, negotiating, and allocating the environmental liabilities associated with business transactions. This course covers the scope of liability for owners and operators of real property, parent and successor corporations, lenders and trustees; SEC disclosure requirements; interplay between bankruptcy and environmental law; state property transfer statutes; structuring transactions to minimize environmental liability; environmental due diligence; and insurance issues. Students participate in a simulated business transaction involving negotiating and drafting.
This upper level, substantive course focuses on legal and business aspects of environmental liability that can arise within corporate financing transactions and real estate transactions. As part of the course, students participate in a simulated business transaction involving negotiating and drafting.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Real Estate and Land Use; Corporate Transactions and Governance; Government/Public Sector
Recommended Course: Environmental Law and Policy