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Environmental Transactions and Brownfields

Environmental Transactions and Brownfields


March Hot News

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 or Maxine Segarnick 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, 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 be 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 pelkow@carmodylaw.com. Thanks for being an ETAB member, for checking out the ETAB webpage, and for sharing your thoughts.

Pamela Elkow
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

Section Events

    Superfund Master Class: Today’s Issues and Tomorrow’s Reforms

    06/14/2016-06/15/2016
    The Gwen
    Chicago

    The CERCLA statute is 35 years old and experiencing an early mid-life crisis. Beginning in 2005, a series of U.S. Supreme Court and appellate-level cases have challenged what we thought we knew about divisibility, arranger liability, the difference between cost recovery and contribution, and the applicability ...

    Key Environmental Issues in U.S. EPA Region 5 Conference

    06/14/2016-06/14/2016
    The Gwen
    Chicago

    Key Environmental Issues in Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a one-day CLE conference sponsored by the ABAs Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, offering a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with senior Region 5 and other federal officials, key state environmental ...

    24th Fall Conference

    10/05/2016-10/08/2016
    Westin Denver Downtown
    Denver

    The 2016 Fall Conference will crown the Sections 2015-16 program year, with in-person discussions of environmental, energy, and resources law that you can only hear at the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) conferences. Each year, Section committees identify the most critical issues ...


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2015-2016 Committee Leadership

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Brownfields Websites by States

Modified by Peter Clark on April 15, 2016

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