American Bar Association
Environmental Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Environmental Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Environmental Committee is to assist business lawyers to better understand the complexities of environmental law and to work with them to develop practical, effective, and innovative solutions to environmental issues.

Committee Facts

  • 269 Members
  • The Committee meets annually at the Fall Section Meeting
  • Newsletter: Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter
  • The Committee recently published "Environmental Issues in Business Transactions"
  • In 2012, begins a new Environmental Forms Project
  • In 2010, commenced a series of brown bag webinars designed for young lawyers

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Negotiating Environmental Agreements
  • Contractual Allocation of Environmental Risk
  • Strategic Business Solutions to Environmental Issues
  • Financial Treatment and Reporting of Environmental Liabilities
  • Valuation of Environmental Permits and Licenses


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Content and Resources

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Hawkins, Bernard


Bharmal, Mansoor
Schnapf, Lawrence
Schuster, Jeanette
Stroman, Cynthia
Ternes, Mary

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Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    Employee Benefit Basics for Business Attorneys


    This program will provide business lawyers with a high-level overview of fundamental benefits topics and issues with which they should be familiar, with deeper dives into certain key areas, such as ERISA, fiduciary duties, qualified plans, executive compensation, the Affordable Care Act, and other pertinent ...

    Directors’ Duties and Board Selection Before, During and Following Bankruptcy


    The financially-distressed company puts special stresses on its board of directors. Conflicts of interest can arise both among board members and between board members and the constituents of a company's capital structure, as the respective interests of debt and equity may become unaligned in connection ...

    Taking Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions: Should the 45-Year-Old Rule Be Changed?


    The event will be held on 05/10/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Section of Litigation. The event has 1.00 CLE Credits .

Previous Program Materials

Environmental and Energy Business Law Reporter

New Significant Cases

2010 Spring Meeting Materials


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