Welcome to the webpage of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, fondly referred to as ETAB.
According to our official description, ETAB “works 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.”
As you can see, this is a pretty broad list of substantive areas, not to mention acronyms. The core issues of our committee – deals and Brownfields – are found throughout the country, regardless of geography or jurisdiction. Every deal is different, and every Brownfield has its own challenges. And we like it that way.
As I noted in my first “chair column” for our newsletter, this breadth of topic and practitioner is one of the strengths of ETAB. My goal as chair is to encourage the exchange of ideas from lawyers from all across the country and from all different types of practice as we come together to figure out a better way to get deals done and Brownfields remediated and redeveloped.
In the coming months, we will increasing the resources available on this web-page. We will also be letting you know about upcoming webinars and committee calls on topics of interest to ETAB members. Let us know what matters to you and what you want to talk about. Let us know how this webpage can be more useful. Let us know what is working and what isn’t. This is your committee, and we want to be relevant to what you do on a daily basis.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for being an ETAB member, for checking out the ETAB webpage, and for sharing your thoughts.
2014-2015 Chair, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources