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Environmental Transactions and Brownfields

Environmental Transactions and Brownfields


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Once a month, ETAB posts “Hot News” related to our practice area. Hot News is distributed through our committee listserv and LinkedIn page, and includes case law developments, proposed and final regulations and statutes, projects, proposals, law journal articles, and news articles. Please feel free to email the Vice Chairs if you have any feedback or suggestions: Meaghan Colligan, Maxine Segarnick, or Andrew Fowler. Click on the links below to find Hot News for each Region.

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Message From the Chair




Message From the Chair


Welcome to the webpage of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, or, because we are all environmental lawyers and we love acronyms, ETAB.

ETAB is a dynamic committee made up of a wide range of environmental practitioners. We concentrate “on environmental issues that arise in business, energy or real estate transactions, including M&A deals, asset-based transactions, fossil and renewable energy projects, and remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. Substantive areas include: liability protection, transfer and apportionment; parent/successor liability; lender liability; insurance; incentive programs (e.g., VCPs, BCPs, S-RECs, TIFs); deal structure and finance.” This is all pretty typical stuff.

However, my goal as Chair is to spend the coming year looking at innovative ways of figuring out how to deal with brownfields from the best ways to assess risk, to how to best finance the deal. There are a lot of talented lawyers across our membership, so we should be able to pull together some very interesting ideas. Well, that’s our plan anyway.

In any event, because each deal is different due to factors such as the state in which the property is located, the EPA Region in which it is located, the needs of the community, or the ideas of a developer, we get to be as creative as we need or want to be. Looking outside the box seems to be an attribute of our group. And, boy is it fun.

We are the proud recipients of SEER’s award for best Communications for 2015-2016. That is proof that we have lived up to our promise to increase the resources available on this webpage. We will continue that promise under the leadership of our crack Communication leaders who all know far more about social media than I do.

That said, we always welcome your thoughts and comments on what matters to you and what you want to hear more about. Let us know what we can do to make this webpage and membership in ETAB more useful to your practice. Our leadership committee is here for you. While we have great ideas, that does not mean we have all the best ideas. As General George Patton said, “if we are all thinking alike, then someone is not thinking.” Let’s all work together to try to make our Committee the best.

My email is gschmittgens@evans-dixon.com. Thanks for being part of our Committee, for checking out our page and letting us know what we can do better.

Gene Schmittgens
Chair, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Committee Description


The ETAB Committee works on environmental issues that arise in business, energy or real estate transactions, including M&A deals, asset-based transactions, fossil fuel and renewable energy projects, and remediation and redevelopment of brownfields. Substantive area sinclude: liability protection, transfer and apportionment; parent/successor liability; lender liability; insurance; incentive programs(e.g.,VCPs,BCPs,S-RECs,TIFs);deal structure and finance.

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Programs, Meetings and Events

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    05/24/2017-05/24/2017

    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Endangered Species Committee Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee ESA/FIFRA Integration - A Deep Dive Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Committee Program Call (In-Person Attendance ...


2016-2017 Leadership

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Schmittgens, Eugene

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Brownfields Websites by States

Modified by Dana Jonusaitis on May 18, 2017

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