Reed Smith’s Environmental, Health & Safety team invites you to join a discussion on managing environmental risks from PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and other “forever chemicals” (PFAS) in transactions. It is likely that more parties involved in real estate deals will start testing for PFAS on sites prior to closing. Insurance companies and investors increasingly consider these risks when balancing whether to insure or invest in a transaction. This in turn impacts real estate buyers and sellers, and the parties to any such deal must learn the new risk landscape in order to effectively negotiate within it.

Speakers: Jennifer A. Smokelin Todd O. Maiden Casey J. Snyder

Event Type: Webinar, CLE / CPD

Start Date/Time:
3 November 2021, 12:00 PM EDT
End Date/Time:
3 November 2021, 1:00 PM EDT

This session provides the latest insights from Reed Smith attorneys along with in-house counsel from the chemicals, manufacturing and real estate sectors, all of whom have experience in M&A transactions.

Topics will include:

  • PFAS risk in land purchase and leasing
  • Proposed changes to ASTM 1527 (the Phase I standard) to address PFAS.

A 15-minute Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

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