Compliance with environmental laws and regulations can be a major concern for corporations and property developers, especially in California. In fact, these concerns may be the most significant hurdles that need to be surmounted when it comes to land use and zoning issues, for example, or even license and permit issues. For any entity facing these concerns, environmental law and regulations can seem like a mystery.
Fortunately, with the right approach most of these issues can be resolved. In many cases, the key is to control risk and minimize liability. To do that, corporations and property developers need to understand that environmental issues are more likely than not to arise, that they will need to plan to address these concerns in a process that may be lengthy and that the most up-to-date and correct information could make or break the issue.
The wording of a contract could be the most crucial aspect of environmental issues. In a land deal, for example, inserting the correct language about liability for environmental concerns could save a corporation or property developer a huge amount of time and money if future issues arise. And, if a potential lawsuit is looming, it may be best to attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement – even pre-litigation – to avoid the costs and time-consuming burdens of fighting environmental issues out in court.
Don’t minimize environmental concerns
At our law firm, we understand just how significant an environmental issue can be for the future of your projects and ideas. We work with our clients to attempt to make sure that compliance is first and foremost in the thought process. For more information, please visit the environmental law overview section of our law firm’s website.