Jim Morriss Interviewed in Law360 on Clearing Environmental Hurdles

“5 Tips To Clear Environmental Hurdles In Oil And Gas Deals” ; August 15, 2014

With oil and gas land deals flying fast and furious, clients are moving quickly to lock down hot properties, putting more pressure on environmental attorneys to complete sophisticated and complex due diligence reviews under a time crunch.

Lawyers overseeing the environmental review for an oil and gas deal worth hundreds of millions, which might include hundreds of different properties spread across a large geographic area, need to approach due diligence reviews from a different perspective than for a typical commercial real estate transaction, attorneys say. A tailored due diligence approach that takes into account the specialized problems an oil and gas deal can raise will better help clients understand the risks they’re taking on and how to mitigate them.