Environmental laws and regulations play an increasingly important role in corporate transaction and affect a wider range of businesses from the multinational corporation to the mom-and-pop corner service station or dry cleaner. There are now many tools in the environmental law toolbox and strategies that lawyers can employ to address environmental issues if the issues are identified and addressed early enough in the deal negotiations. This is a unique book that not only discusses the principal state and federal environmental regulatory programs affecting business and commercial transactions, but also offers practical guidance on the impact of these complex requirements from the unique viewpoint of a transactional lawyer. The chapters have been written by seasoned environmental lawyers with extensive transactional experience. The authors share strategies and guidance that have been successfully used in a wide range of sophisticated and complicated business transactions.
Lawrence P. Schnapf is an environmental attorney based in New York City and New Jersey with over 25 years of national environmental experience and is the principal of Schnapf LLC. Mr. Schnapf primarily concentrates on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate and brownfield transactions; commercial financing including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, mezzanine loans and distressed debt; bankruptcy, workouts and corporate restructuring. He has extensive experience with brownfield redevelopment and financing, including representing affordable housing developers and assisting local development corporations or not-for-profit organizations with their brownfield planning programs.