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Structuring Transactions: Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions

This section of Structuring Transactions is designed to provide students with an overview of the environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of buying and selling real property and businesses; in other words, how to get the deal done, but also to protect one's client from environmental liability. Students will develop the skill set to recognize and identify the environmental risks inherent in any business transaction, and quantify and allocate those risks in the context of a deal. Writing projects and associated class discussion of those projects will enable students to systematically analyze environmental business risks, develop their own toolkit of contractual provisions to properly address and allocate environmental issues, and will include a small group-oriented, hands-on mock business negotiation as part of the final project. Method of Evaluation: Grades will be based on in-class attendance, class participation, and drafting/negotiating projects that build upon one another through the progression of the course. Prerequisites: None, but other environmental law classes or relevant experience is helpful. Texts Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions, 3rd Edition, James B. Witkin, Ed. (ABA) Shifting Environmental Risk: A Guide to Drafting Contract and Structuring Transactions, Elizabeth Glass Geltman (ABA)


Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 614
Practice Areas: Commercial Practice AreaLegal Skills DevelopmentProperty Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Structuring Transactions: Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions
Faculty: Berman, Myles D.
Rovner, Gary S
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 14



Fall 2012
Title: Structuring Transactions: Environmental Law
Faculty: Berman, Myles D.
Rovner, Gary S
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9



Fall 2011
Title: Struct Trans: Environ Law
Faculty: Falbe, Lawrence W. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9



Fall 2010
Title: Structuring Transactions: Environmental Law
Faculty: Falbe, Lawrence W. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 8