White Paper: Environmental Due Diligence in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Attorney offers complimentary report on avoiding hidden pitfalls and costly mistakes when buying real estate

John M. Boehnert, a Rhode Island lawyer practicing real estate, real estate development, environmental law and coastal permitting, announces a new report that provides a concise insider’s guide to conducting environmental due diligence when buying property in Rhode Island, including organization of the due diligence inquiry, understanding the jurisdiction of the environmental regulators, and seven cautions for conducting due diligence in Rhode Island.

Boehnert has over 30 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, permitting, development and financing, including coastal permitting and waterfront property rights. During that period he has been involved in most of the major real estate development projects in the State and has represented investors, developers, lenders, and governmental entities.

“I developed this whitepaper to provide business, legal and real estate professionals, as well as Rhode Island property owners, a source of reliable information for acquiring real estate in Rhode Island without acquiring environmental problems, which can be catastrophic” says Boehnert. “This is the only report of which I’m aware that provides specific due diligence tips geared to a wide range of real estate acquisitions in Rhode Island, whether waterfront property, environmentally impaired property or residential, commercial or industrial property.”

Environmental Due Diligence in Rhode Island includes extensive due diligence tips, serving as a roadmap to the intricacies of Rhode Island environmental regulatory jurisdiction. It will benefit real estate professionals already familiar with Rhode Island, as well as out-of-state professionals doing business in the Rhode Island real estate market. The report shows how to organize a due diligence inquiry, recognize the jurisdiction of various regulators, and avoid common problems and omissions in the due diligence inquiry, including:

  •     Why a standard due diligence checklist isn’t the answer
  •     How the transaction structure helps organize the due diligence inquiry
  •     Why you must know the sometimes surprising and obscure jurisdiction of the environmental regulators
  •     How to customize environmental site assessments for greater benefit
  •     Why you absolutely cannot ignore folklore in due diligence inquires in Rhode Island

Readers of this report will be better equipped to conduct more thorough and more cost-effective environmental due diligence inquiries in Rhode Island, and they will become more attuned to the nuances of the Rhode Island regulatory environment.

Visit http://www.rhodeislandpropertylaw.com to download your free copy.

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