Make your Deal Work – Avoid Environmental Pitfalls and Delays
After several decades of living with environmental liabilities, most developers and brokers understand the road map through environmental issues, and the value of an environmental site assessment. But what are the new and developing issues and how can you avoid them? What useful tools and steps are now available in 2014 to keep the deal on track? And is the DEP really here to help?
Join MEREDA for breakfast on November 13, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland as our panelists focus on practical problem-solving strategies to keep deals on track and resolve environmental issues. And the DEP VRAP is here to help – really.
MEET OUR PANELISTS:
Kenneth F. Gray, Esquire is a Partner with Pierce Atwood LLP. Pierce Atwood’s Environmental Practice Group, the largest and most experienced north of Boston, and Ken Gray in particular, has dozens of years of experience in advising on contaminated property issues, including transactions of all sizes, and environmental due diligence for buyers, sellers, and lenders. His work includes Brownfields investigation and redevelopment, ASTM Standards, and environmental covenants/institutional controls. Ken’s practice also includes counseling and enforcement issues related to product regulation, and chemical substance manufacturing, shipment and disposal.
Nicholas J. Hodgkins has been the Coordinator of Maine’s Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) since its inception in 1993, and has managed the closure of over 500 contaminated sites. He has also worked within the DEP’s Uncontrolled Hazardous Substance Sites Program and the LUST (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks) Program. Prior to his employment with state government, he worked as an exploration geologist for one of North America’s largest gold companies. Mr. Hodgkins holds a bachelors degree in geology.