Environmental Law

One of the most irritating real estate development issues for owners and purchasers of real property are those involving environmental protection regulations. In many commercial real estate transactions, the fields of real estate law, commercial law, and environmental law overlap.

First, the administrative rules and regulations of both the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois agency (IEPA) can be complicated and onerous. Many companies need the advice and counsel of experienced environmental law advocates to help sort them all out. Secondly, the commercial contracts may present additional layers of complexity. Finally, including understanding title abstracts and other aspects of real estate law can add even further complications. At Schlueter Ecklund & Davitt, we have the qualifications to untangle all the intertwined knots.

Avoid Liability for Environmental Pollution

We assist companies and individual land sellers in defense of lawsuits alleging breach of contract or purchase agreement because of hazardous waste or some other form of ground or water pollution. We also provide remediation consulting services to clients regarding how best to avoid environmental liability in the future. For instance, knowing how to maintain proper records may be one of the best offensive moves that a company can make in order to avoid future liability upon the sale of the property.

We assist clients on brown fields abatement regulations and underground storage tank removal as well as other environmental law issues. If you have questions about environmental law and contamination matters relevant to your business or property, contact an experienced environmental law attorney at Schlueter Ecklund & Davitt. Learn more about our Business and Commercial Law and Real Estate Law practice.