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Environmental Transactions and Brownfields

Environmental Transactions and Brownfields


Committee Program Call

Land Banks, What the Modern Practitioner Needs to Know: History, Lessons, and Policy Objectives

Thursday, February 25, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Via teleconference No CLE credit

Land banking is an innovative land use tool that has the ability to advance multiple policy objectives, potentially simultaneously. But this innovation is not new is not without its detractors, but has evolved considerably since its inception. So why hasn’t it been more widely adopted, and just what all can it be used for? This panel aims to discuss successes and lessons to be learned so practitioners can either utilize, advocate or caution their clients or organizations on how to advocate for the adoption of or utilize an existing program.

Scientific Experts In Environmental Litigation

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Via teleconference No CLE credit

Chemical fingerprinting, groundwater modeling and other scientific methods are available to help you advance your client’s position. But before incurring the expense of retaining a scientific expert to collect and analyze data, it is paramount that you have a firm understanding of the scientific methods such experts will rely upon to opine, among other things, how and when a discharge occurred and the extent of the impact. Join our esteemed faculty as they identify and explain the various scientific methods available to help you further your cause, factors to consider in deciding whether to retain a scientific expert, and whether such experts have survived Daubert challenges. Speakers will also respond to questions from the audience.


January 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

    Clean Power Plan Litigation Update

    02/10/2016-02/10/2016

    Alternative Strategies States May Take in Response to Clean Power Plan

    The Vermont Food-Labeling Lawsuit and the Frontiers of the First Amendment

    02/12/2016-02/12/2016

    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Constitutional Law Committee Environmental Disclosure Committee International Environmental and Resources Law Committee PRESENT: The Vermont Food-Labeling Lawsuit and the Frontiers of the First Amendment Friday, February 12, 2016 ...

    The Yates Memo: Potential Implications for Environmental Enforcement

    02/16/2016-02/16/2016

    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Environmental Enforcement and Crimes PRESENT: The Yates Memo: Potential Implications for Environmental Enforcement Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Via teleconference No CLE credit Dial-in information will ...


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Brownfields Websites by States

Modified by Peter Clark on February 8, 2016

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