This is a major due diligence question – how big is the problem – and requires some degree of understanding about conditions in the ground. If a property has a history of investigative or remedial work when due diligence commences, existing engineering reports, investigative data and even remedial action documentation may provide a ready answer. In many cases, however, the only way to reduce unknowns to manageable dimension is to obtain data about actual site conditions. Download this white paper for a review of the overarching themes of Phase II assessment.
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