Environmental Transactions

Real estate acquisitions

Paladin Law Group’s environmental lawyers negotiate and document real property acquisitions and assist clients in conducting due diligence investigations relating to environmental issues potentially associated with the purchase, sale, or lease of real property.

Green Leases, Green Building, and Green Construction

Although Paladin prefers the term Sustainable Building, the experience of its professionals in Green Building and LEED Certification precedes the more recent popularity of green construction.  In addition, Paladin helps commercial tenants and landlords in drafting green leases to meet the ever-increasing demand for rental space with environmental features.  Paladin’s experience in green building design and green building construction are invaluable in negotiating green leases which is a developing area.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Paladin Law Group counsels companies on environmental issues associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions. For example, the firm conducts due diligence review of historical operations that may become environmental liabilities. In addition, we analyze insurance coverage of the company as well as new insurance policies that may be available to respond to potential environmental liabilities.

Environmental regulatory compliance

Paladin Law Group plays a significant role in our clients’ efforts to achieve and maintain environmental compliance. This role includes permitting for air, water, underground storage tanks, and solid waste as well as development and implementation of audit programs and environmental management systems, strategic planning for the implementation of new regulations, and administrative or legislative lobbying on environmental issues that impact our clients.  We have been at the forefront of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative.  Regulatory compliance under RCRA, TSCA, FIFRA, and OSHA are commonplace in our practice.  Paladin has also responded to environmental enforcement actions and succeeded in minimizing civil penalties sought in enforcement orders.