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2021 Environmental Liability in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Real Property
Audio and Video


Original program date 11/16/21

Environmental liability is one the biggest risks in acquiring and/or developing commercial real estate. When environmental risk is not accurately assessed, allocated and/or hedged, the parties to the deal are exposed to very substantial financial liability and the fundamental economics of the deal are jeopardized.  This program will provide you a practical guide to developments in environmental diligence in real estate deals, allocating or hedging the risk, and post-closing concerns.  

•    Sources of environmental liability under federal law
•    Assessing risk: Estimating liabilities and incorporating findings into deal documents
•    Developments in affirmative defenses 
•    Contractual allocation of liability 
•    Uses of environmental insurance 
•    Post-closing concerns

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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