• 10 minutes

Due Diligence in the Real Estate Process: Environmental Concerns


Consider personal property and other interests purchased with real estate.

When it comes to environmental risks you want to make sure you have the experts in place to handle Phase I and Phase II Studies and that you allow ample time and right to perform both. When it comes to your due diligence make sure you are reviewing the local requirements for all relevant inquiries and innocent purchaser defenses. You want to know that you did enough to determine that there is no environmental liability so that when the property is purchased and if there is environmental liability that you have the innocent purchaser defense in your back pocket. This video reviews these environmental concerns and discusses personal property and other interests purchase with real estate.

Runtime: 10 minutes



Larry N. Woodard

Larry N. Woodard

Honigman LLP

  • Partner of real estate practice group of the Chicago office of Honigman LLP
  • Practice emphasis in all areas of real estate law, including commercial real estate transactions, real estate development, joint ventures, real estate-based lending, loan workouts, foreclosures, construction law and mechanics liens
  • Represents Fortune 500 companies, developers, regional and national banks, institutional investors, special servicers, higher education institutions, units of local government, REITs, contractors, landlords, tenants, receivers and real estate brokers
  • Noted speaker and writer on a variety of real estate topics
  • Completing acquisition, economic incentives, leasing and complete redevelopment of 1.6 million square food corporate headquarters
  • Recently completed one of the largest investments of Chinese capital in the country
  • Publishing a treatise on reciprocal easement agreements and vertical subdivisions
  • Adjunct professor of law, The John Marshall Law School
  • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations
  • J.D. degree, LL.M. and B.S. degrees in real estate, University of Illinois and The John Marshall Law School
  • Can be contacted at 312-701-9331 or [email protected]

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