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Environmental Due Diligence for Buyers & Sellers Breakfast Seminar

November 12, 2008 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center
26 Front Street
Bangor, ME

About the Event:

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact MEREDA at 874-0801 for more details.

Many buy, sell, or develop real property for a living, but all property changes hands sooner or later. In 2008, environmental issues have to be addressed in most transactions -- even if you are just establishing that environmental problems are unlikely.

Environmental legal liabilities continue to be asserted regularly by governments and neighbors -- and sometimes the party who just closed the deal with you. Fortunately, the once confusing paths to identifying and limiting liabilities are now clearer roads, but you have to get on the right roads and stay there.

This seminar will address these topics and questions.

Why environmental due diligence?

How much diligence is due?

How not to do a transaction!

What are the recent VRAP changes?

Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center, 26 Front Street, Bangor, ME as our panelist Kenneth F. Gray of Pierce Atwood LLP discusses how to identify and limit environmental legal liabilities. A must-attend event for anyone interested in the buying or selling of real estate.


Kenneth F. Gray is an attorney with Pierce Atwood LLP. Ken's practice concentrates on hazardous substance and hazardous waste management, cleanup, and liability, including toxic tort matters; chemical safety requirements under a variety of laws including the Occupational Safety and Health Act; toxic substance manufacturing and processing; emergency planning, response, and community right-to-know requirements; groundwater and drinking water regulation; and transactional matters. He works with others in the firm's Environmental Practice Group to address the widest range of environmental matters including air permitting, waste discharge licensing, Site Law licensing, wetlands permitting and the variety of issues that arise in Maine and other states.

Ken's transactional and permitting work has included extensive experience with Due Diligence Requirements and advising on all aspects of environmental issues in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and asset sales. In addition to his work to assist a major corporation in acquiring, remediating, and redeveloping a former paper mill site with multiple historic environmental issues, he has advised on all environmental aspects of over a hundred transactions.

Ken led the effort on behalf of the Maine Bar Association's Natural Resources and Environment Section to adopt the Maine Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. Ken has served on the Maine DEP's advisory workgroup for the state's Voluntary Response Action Program, and has served as past chair of the Maine Bar's Natural Resources and Environment Section. He worked for the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C. in the General Counsel's Office before private practice.

Ken's experience also includes compliance and related counseling; representing clients before administrative agencies, the legislature, and the courts on a variety of matters, including enforcement-related litigation; assisting in the cleanup and development of real property; and advising on defense and prosecution of environmental cleanup and toxic tort litigation.

In his spare time, Ken races in triathlons and plays blues bass guitar.

News About This Event:

10/10/2008   Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Hosts Bangor-Area Breakfast Seminar Focused on Environmental Due Diligence for Buyers & Sellers   Release
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