Seyfarth Events

Top Ten Environmental Issues in Business Transactions



November 6, 2013

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain
  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pacific


Business transactions occur against an evolving landscape of environmental concerns. Many deals go forward, however, with boilerplate environmental clauses, imprecise definitions of key terms, incomplete indemnities, and only a vague understanding of the key environmental risks. Overly narrow clauses may expose a buyer or seller to the very risk they were trying to avoid.  Overly broad clauses may cover unintended events, needlessly prolong negotiations, and create unnecessary ill-will among the parties.

In this webinar, Seyfarth Shaw’s environmental group has distilled the universe of environmental concerns into the top ten issues that anyone engaged in a business transaction should consider.

Topics covered will include:

  1. How to use risk-avoidance and risk-shifting tools to reduce environmental issues to manageable proportions.
  2. What you really need to know about the “bona fide prospective purchaser defense.” 
  3. How the form of a transaction affects environmental liabilities. 
  4. The important distinctions between environmental terms commonly used in transaction documents.
  5. Why Superfund liability is no longer the chief environmental risk; and
  6. Why vapor intrusion is something to be concerned about.

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