Environmental Transactions


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Stevens & Lee’s environmental group assists clients with transactions involving real property acquisition or divestiture, plant closings or relocations, property portfolio acquisitions and corporate mergers, reorganizations and acquisitions and Brownfields development. Our attorneys have extensive experience conducting due diligence and compliance audits, identifying and quantifying environmental risks associated with a transaction and negotiating environmental provisions of key transactional documents, including real property purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, commercial and industrial leases and merger agreements.

Our transactional representations include:

  • Environmental counsel to a large gasoline/petroleum distributor in the acquisition of retail gasoline station portfolios in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York involving environmental liability transfer
  • Environmental counsel to a commercial client with an extensive real estate portfolio, assisting with cleanup obligations, storage tanks, asbestos, indoor air and mold issues
  • Environmental counsel to multiple interstate retail gasoline/convenience store operations, where we advise on property acquisitions/divestitures and leasing, underground storage tank indemnification fund issues and site remediation issues
  • Counsel to a large regional bank for environmental due diligence and negotiated environmental insurance in connection with its acquisition and financing of 300 New England bank branches as part of the largest federally mandated branch divestiture in U.S. banking history at the time

Kenneth D. Kleinman




Philadelphia: 215.751.1946

David J. Parsells




Valley Forge: 610.205.6004

Steven E. Speece

Of Counsel



Valley Forge: 610.205.6065

Donald R. Wagner




Reading: 610.478.2216

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