Core Due Diligence - Phase I Assessment and Transaction Screen
Do you understand the exercise of professional judgment by the Phase I environmental professional?
The threshold issue of whether there is something to be concerned about is frequently addressed using ASTM Standard Practice E1527-13 for Phase I environmental site assessments. The transaction screen process defined by ASTM E1528-14e1 can be a streamlined and inexpensive alternative for environmental review employing a detailed plan of inquiry that many users can follow themselves. This white paper reviews site assessment, and revisions under considerations.
Practice includes due diligence support for environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, extensive litigation experience in environmental cost recovery and environmental insurance coverage litigation, including lead counsel responsibility for PRP coalitions at Superfund sites, and complex commercial litigation
Chair, ASTM Task Group for ASTM E1903-11, “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process;” Member and Former Membership Secretary of ASTM Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action
Author and speaker on environmental topics, including guest lectures at the City College of New York on the ASTM Phase II standard. Author of “The ASTM Standard for Phase II Environmental Site Assessments,” published in Bloomberg BNA , “Daily Environmental Report” and recognized by the Burton Awards for excellence in legal writing in 2013
Legislative liaison and former Chair (2015-2017) of the Environmental Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
Listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers; fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Life Fellow of Connecticut Bar Foundation
Graduate of Yale University and Fordham Law School