Environmental Law Seminar: Business Transactions

This course will examine the application of environmental laws, including federal laws such as CERCLA and RCRA, to a variety of business transactions from asset and stock sales to credit transactions to SEC disclosures. The course will involve study of case law as applied to transactions coupled with practical exercises in negotiation and drafting environmental provisions in various transactional documents. The course will address basic elements of environmental laws and business transactions, focusing on the impact of environmental laws on those transactions. The course will cover topics that include: due diligence, successor and lender liability, bankruptcy, risk allocation, tax implications, and SEC disclosure requirements. Students will be evaluated on the basis of two to three projects, class participation, and a final exam.

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P/C: Business Associations

Environmental Law would also be helpful, but it is not required.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course