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Environmental: Transactional
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Jones Walker's attorneys have the experience to help clients effectively manage environmental risks to facilitate closing deals. We work closely with environmental consultants; engineers; lenders; and the federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and governmental bodies in addressing virtually all environmental aspects of transactions, including:

  • Addressing concerns of citizens groups
  • Addressing wetlands and coastal use issues
  • Cleanup projects, including those involving state voluntary remediation, risk assessment programs, and reasonable steps after acquisition
  • Developing Brownfields and Voluntary Cleanup Program agreements
  • Environmental due diligence, including environmental assessments and updates thereof, and environmental compliance audits
  • Financing documents
  • Handling public meetings
  • Negotiating and drafting of contracts with environmental consultants and engineers
  • Negotiating and drafting of transaction documents, including letters of intent, option agreements, purchase agreements, sales, leases, servitudes/easements, and related representations and warranties and indemnity provisions
  • Obtaining bona fide prospective purchaser letters, comfort letters, lien waivers, and other approvals and agreements from regulatory agencies
  • Transferring environmental permits
  • Using environmental insurance products
  • Zoning and land use issues

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