5 Environmental Tips For M&A Transactions

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT) -- Because environmental laws and regulations can impose substantial operating costs and liabilities, it is very important to flag and address environmental issues in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Such issues include operating costs and liabilities associated with current and past operations, as well as cleanup costs and liabilities arising from site contamination. In addition, a forward-looking analysis may be necessary if the industry involved in the transaction is targeted for increased regulation. Some of the pitfalls you can encounter, and how to avoid them, are summarized below....
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