Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental Due Diligence

Overview

Cox, Castle & Nicholson provides practical advice in the management of environmental risks through "due diligence" counseling in connection with real estate, banking, and corporate transactions, including completion of "All Appropriate Inquiries" under federal law, providing advice with respect to compliance with state property transfer laws and advising as to the use of environmental insurance products. 

We are experienced in drafting and negotiating the critical environmental provisions of purchase, sale, and loan agreements in both asset and entity transactions. We also assist clients in developing comprehensive risk management strategies for specific corporate and real estate transactions and as part of general management strategies. 

Our environmental attorneys work closely with our land use colleagues to help our clients obtain the complex set of permits and other governmental entitlements required for new residential, industrial, and public infrastructure projects.

Representative
Matters

Represented a commercial lender in environmental due diligence associated with billions of dollars of loans made on hundreds of separate properties across the United States.

Represented an institutional investor in acquisition of 75-property portfolio, including multiple industrial properties at sites across the United States, for a purchase price exceeding $1 billion.

Represented an institutional investor in acquisition of majority stake in LCOR Inc., from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., including 14 rental-apartment properties with nearly 5,000 apartments for a purchase price exceeding $820 million.

Represented an institutional investor in acquisition of multiple sites in South Gate, California, with site-wide redevelopment and ongoing remediation of extensive petroleum hydrocarbon contamination caused by underground storage tanks.

Represented a metropolitan transit authority in acquisition of environmental impacted property as part of rail line expansion project.

Counseled an institutional investor in connection with pre-acquisition due diligence for hundreds of properties in nearly every state in the country.

Counseled major residential and commercial developers in acquisitions of hundreds of sites across the country.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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Brooks, Preston W. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2223
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Hughes, Perry S. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2276
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Waite, David P. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2218
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Walker, Keith B. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2230
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Cox, Castle & Nicholson Attorneys Ranked In Chambers USA 2013

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