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Environmental Due Diligence and Transactional Support

Our attorneys direct the environmental due diligence and counsel clients on environmental liability risks and allocation associated with traditional and institutional financings and investments, mergers, and stock acquisitions as well as the acquisition and divestiture of a range of assets including complex industrial facilities, commercial real estate, and oil and gas properties.

Overview

Our attorneys direct the environmental due diligence and counsel clients on environmental liability risks and allocation associated with traditional and institutional financings and investments, mergers, and stock acquisitions as well as the acquisition and divestiture of a range of assets including complex industrial facilities, commercial real estate, and oil and gas properties.

Thompson & Knight is “well respected for its deep environmental expertise.” – Chambers USA 2019

Ranked among the top firms in the nation for Environmental Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

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More than 50 years of experience representing clients in environmental legal issues

Honored among the top firms in the nation for Environment: Litigation and Environment: Regulatory in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease

Experience

  • Conducted environmental, health, and safety due diligence and advised a foreign oil company in the acquisition of a major interest in several petroleum refineries in the United States, including the issues involved in major changes to and increased production of the refinery
  • Designed and implemented environmental due diligence for the proposed acquisition of oil and gas exploration and production operations and properties by a foreign investor
  • Designed and implemented due diligence on the acquisition of underground salt formation storage facilities for the storage of petroleum hydrocarbons
  • Designed and implemented environmental due diligence of all aspects of operations of a natural gas company, from the well head through the processing plants and pipelines to the customers
  • Designed and implemented due diligence assessment of several steel manufacturing plants and tube and pipe mills in conjunction with a bid to acquire the facilities
  • Designed and implemented a due diligence strategy for the decommissioning of pharmaceutical research and manufacturing facilities
  • Advised a multinational client on the environmental risks and liability associated with operator and lease interests in deepwater offshore facilities