Environmental Issues in Corporate Transactions

Production Date: February 18, 2016 Practice Areas: Environmental Law and Business, Corporate, & Securities Law Estimated Length: 3806 minutes


$ 59 Environmental Law and Business, Corporate, & Securities Law In Stock

With ever-increasing interest and scrutiny from regulators, investors, and the broader public, environmental issues are a critical and high-stakes aspect of corporate transactions. The underlying laws are complicated, evolving and often misunderstood, the liabilities can sometimes be latent or unquantifiable, the risks can be huge and long-lasting, and the reputational damage can be profound. Engaging counsel to help navigate the due diligence process and negotiate contractual and other protection with respect to environmental risks is crucial.  


This course is designed to help in-house counsel and environmental lawyers and specialists understand the nature of environmental risks and how parties to a transaction can use the diligence process, the transaction documents, and insurance to protect themselves against these risks. Join Davis Polk counsel Betty Moy Huber and David A. Zilberberg as they use a “buy-side” hypothetical case study to provide a practical, hands-on introduction to environmental risks, the purpose and process of environmental due diligence, and the methods to negotiate contractual and other protection from environmental risks. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Learn the key sources of environmental liabilities and the risk they pose in a transaction

II.    Understand the process and purpose of environmental due diligence and how to tailor it to the nature of the transaction and the client’s objectives

III.    Explore how to best protect against those risks and liabilities via contractual provisions, with drafting and negotiating examples of recent approaches reflecting different deal dynamics, as well as via cutting-edge insurance products



Stephanie O.
Oakland, CA

Excellent presentation; very helpful to filter the information through a hypothetical transaction.

John N.
El Paso, TX

Both speakers covered their topics thoroughly and identified key areas of concern in allocating environmental responsibility in an acquisition.

Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Informative presentation

Marcia M.
Dallas, TX

Thorough Presentation!!

Joseph D.
Morristown, NJ

Betty was excellent.

lynne b.
Norwalk, CT

excellent faculty, esp Barbara Moy Huber.

Marcelle B.
New York, NY

Great presentation.

David B.
New York, NY

excellent written materials!

John O.
Fayetteville, NC

Excellent content, technology and support

Brian P.
Colorado Springs, CO

I enjoyed the way that the speakers and had clearly designed the flow of the back-and-forth between each other. It was well done.

Joel F.
Somers, NY

written material was particularly helpful

Marcus L.
Alexandria, VA

Great examples in the written materials provided. Not just in the slides and the examples for language to use in negotiated documents and conversations, but also creating a checklist for these types of actions.

Pamela W.
Victor, NY

Good summary of the issues.

Stephen G.
Chicago, IL

Excellent presentation.

Peter D.
West Chicago, IL

Great suggestions and language in the accompanying materials

Emily D.
West Hartford, CT

Great use of slides!

Chris J.
Houston, TX

Lots of great information. Appreciate the contract provisions.


Both Great speakers

Bohdan K.
Staten Island, NY

This program was thorough and constituted effective instruction.

Donald S.
San Angelo, TX

Good presentation.

Elizabeth F.
Mundelein, IL

Panel did a good job of organizing information.

John C.
Dallas, TX

Well prepared

Robert C.
New York, NY

Good program

Peter C.
Park Ridge, IL

Very thorough written materials

Robert M.
Woodbridge, VA

Great practical examples to modest and how to protect the buyer.

Kim F.
Oak Park, IL

good overview of issues and ways to address them.

William C.
St. Louis, MO

very substantive

John A. M.
McLean, VA

Excellent course. Well presented by highly knowledgeable practitioners.

William D.
New Lenox, IL

I was really glad to see sample contract markups in the slide presentation for future reference.

Michael S.
New York, NY

She was great

William K.
Charlevoix, MI

Good overview

David H.
New York, NY

Excellent high-level overview.

Lynda O.
Monroe, NC

Very, very interesting. Wonder if these two are doing another course?

Kelvin B.
Chicago, IL

This course was excellent! In addition to highlighting the environmental issues it also addressed M&A

Robert G.
Inola, OK

Good discussion on reps & warrs negotiations, for both sides.

Charles M.
Riverhead, NY

Excellent program.

Joseph C.

Nice Course

Charles M.
Brooklyn, NY

Great Information

Angela A.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation from speakers who know their stuff!

Michael W.
New York, NY

Well done and informative course with sufficient detail to provide meaningful insight to pitfalls and traps.

Paul B.
Charlotte, NC

Interesting topic