MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Environmental Update: The Latest from the Trenches in Due Diligence and Changes at the Department of Environmental Protection

Breakfast Logo for Press Releases & Social MediaJoin the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for breakfast on June 7, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel in Portland for an update on Due Diligence and Changes at the Department of Environmental Protection.

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 — completing All Appropriate Inquiry, obtaining liability protections – AND getting the deal done in a timely and cost effective manner?  Is it possible?   It can be done, but only if you know the path forward, avoid the pitfalls, and execute the plan appropriately.  Come learn from the mistakes of others, so your transaction goes smoothly.

This breakfast seminar will focus on practical problem-solving strategies to keep deals on track and resolve environmental issues.  And the DEP VRAP is here to help. Really.

Whether you are:  buying, selling, or leasing property,  a potential owner, or potential lessee, a lender or bank,  a developer or municipal or county planner, or an environmental professional or brownfields specialist, you will not want to miss this breakfast briefing.

About our presenters:

Ken Gray environmental and products regulation attorney at Pierce Atwood LLP will be providing a review and update on Environmental Pre-Purchase “All Appropriate Inquiry,” recent legal developments, the EPA Tenant Liability Guidance, and recent Maine Voluntary Response Action Program issues.  Practicing law since 1979, Ken has worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in private practice beginning in 1986.

Leslie Anderson is the Maine DEP Bureau Director for Remediation and Waste Management, and manages the state’s cleanup and VRAP programs.  She will describe recent changes in staffing, the VRAP program, and how the DEP is more efficiently handling contaminated property issues.  A lawyer by training, and former Director of Risk and Corporate Counsel, Leslie has varied experience in both the private and public sectors.

About the Event:

MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – Environmental Update:  The Latest from the Trenches in Due Diligence and Changes at the Department of Environmental Protection

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Clarion Hotel
1230 Congress Street
Portland, ME

Buffet Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:00 AM

Program:  8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registering for this Event:

Member: $45pp | Non-Member: $55pp
Prices increase by $10 after June 1st

Your RSVP is requested by June 1, 2016. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after June 1st.

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This MEREDA “Morning Menu” Breakfast Event is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.


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