BOSTON (PRWEB) November 10, 2014
Shareholder H. Hamilton Hackney III with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, served as a panelist for the Environmental Business Council (EBC) New England, Inc. Program titled “Contaminated Property Buying/Selling Strategies Taught by the Experts – A Mock Transaction.” Hosted by Greenberg Traurig, the breakfast program took place Nov. 5, 2014 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The EBC program illustrated some of the nuances of contaminated property transactions in a mock transaction, with buyer and seller teams working to complete a deal where multiple environmental issues are discovered, explored and negotiated. Hackney participated in a panel session that debriefed both teams and facilitated observations and questions from the audience.
Hackney, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice and based out of the firm’s Boston office, has broad experience in the areas of environmental law and commercial real estate. He represents clients in response cost recovery and property damage actions, permit and other administrative proceedings, compliance counseling and enforcement matters. Hackney’s environmental experience includes matters arising under federal, state and local laws relating to asbestos, air and water emissions, hazardous waste, toxic chemicals, wetlands, stormwater, endangered species, environmental impact review, underground storage tanks, solid waste and land use matters. He regularly advises corporate, real estate and private equity clients with respect to investigating and managing environmental liabilities arising from corporate and real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale and redevelopment of contaminated real estate under state and federal Brownfields programs.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. They provide support in transactions, defend clients in enforcement actions, ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements, prepare for and respond to emergencies, craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues, and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office
Founded in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.