Environmental Transactions

Weil’s Environmental Transactions lawyers are an integral part of the firm’s Corporate practice, possessing significant experience analyzing the environmental aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings, and securities offerings in a broad spectrum of business sectors throughout the world.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Environmental matters often present some of the most difficult, technical and potentially significant issues that arise in corporate transactions. Strict liability regimes, combined with complex and ever-changing regulatory requirements and increasing public awareness of environmental and sustainability concerns, can create tangible business risks and opportunities for companies and their investors. Our highly skilled and experienced lawyers have a thorough understanding of how environmental matters can and do affect businesses – from a financial and reputational perspective – and an impressive track record of developing creative solutions to address environmental risks and capture environmental opportunities in a transactional context.
Weil attorneys are among the most experienced at identifying, quantifying and contractually allocating environmental liabilities that may arise in the context of domestic and cross-border transactions, including equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, infrastructure projects and financing transactions. We represent buyers, sellers, lenders, investment banks, and investors, including private equity firms, financial institutions, and investment banks, as well as other businesses in all phases of corporate and real estate transactions. Weil offers a full range of transactional services, including conducting and coordinating due diligence investigations of potential environmental liabilities; quantifying those liabilities in the context of the client’s overall business strategy; advising on and negotiating contract provisions, disclosures and environmental insurance policies; and transitioning environmental functions at target entities into acquiror business structures. We also are adept at facilitating financing in debt and equity markets, and frequently assist clients in preparing environmental disclosures required under various securities laws and capital market requirements. In addition, Weil attorneys are skilled at identifying emerging business opportunities and risks associated with changing environmental policy, including those relating to unconventional oil and gas production, renewable energy development and greenhouse gas regulation.

Selected Representations

Leucadia National Corporation

Darling International Inc.

EQT – Synagro

General Electric

American Securities – Emerald Performance Materials

Lehman Brothers - LCOR

Avista Capital – Anthony International

Macquarie

Barclays

TexStar

AES Eastern Energy

Par Petroleum Corporation

Key Contacts

Annemargaret Connolly

Annemargaret Connolly

Partner

Washington, D.C.

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Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly Named Energy & Environmental “Trailblazer”

National Law Journal 2016

Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly Named Environmental “MVP”

Law360 2016

Our lawyers are acknowledged authorities on U.S. and international environmental law and are frequently recognized by such publications as Chambers USA, Legal 500, US News – Best Lawyers, Top Rated Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and SuperLawyers as leading transactional lawyers.

Weil's environmental practice, while based in Washington, DC, is global and it supports nearly all of the transactions handled by the Firm. In 2014, they counseled on more than 60 deals.

Named National Tier 1 Environmental Law Practice

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey

Excellent. They know the law and guide us to comply with it fully. At the same time they do not get bogged down in reciting detailed rules and regulations.

Chambers USA

A tremendous group that does a great job and makes the client feel wonderfully taken care of.

Chambers USA

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