Course Details

Structuring Transactions: Environmental Law

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. Drafting projects, mock negotiation modules 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. By the conclusion of this class, students will have been exposed to understanding and drafting the environmental provisions of asset purchase and sale agreements, stock purchase agreements, real estate agreements, indemnification agreements, mortgage and lender documents, and environmental consulting and access agreements. Evaluation Method: Students will be evaluated based upon written module assignments and a final writing assignment/exam. Class participation will also be factored into a student's grade. Class Materials: Course materials (primarily draft transaction documents) will be provided by the instructors.

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


Course History

Fall 2015
Title: Structuring Transactions: Environmental Law
Faculty: Rovner, Gary S
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15

Fall 2014
Title: Structuring Transactions: Environmental Law
Faculty: Rovner, Gary S
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9

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