The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Senate Bill 375 and Susatainable Communities Strategies
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
BB&K's Charity Schiller Discusses CEQA Baseline
FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Mining: New challenges and opportunities
The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government can Impose on Developers
DynCorp's 'Strategic' Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
Prosecuting Environmental and Toxic Torts
In This Issue:
- Observations of the Sixth Annual DUG Conference
- Mergers, Midstream, and the Marcellus and Utica Shales
- Sunoco's Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Delayed?
- How Local Drilling Regulations May...more
On June 3, 2014, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC, has closed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corporation. ...more
Our firm is often retained to assist companies evaluate environmental risk/liabilities during acquisitions and divestitures. Whether a company is preparing to divest non-core assets, or preparing for a stock sale, contingent...more
Report Cites NJ Among Most Expensive States for Doing Business
by Victor Kinon on August 2, 2013
New Jersey is one of the most expensive places in the country to do business, according to CNBC. New Jersey dropped to...more
On the Move? Take Your New York or New Jersey Business With You
by Dan Brecher on August 1, 2013
Moving a small business from one state to another creates a host of practical and legal concerns, but it is possible. If...more
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently proposed merging its Southwest and Northwest administrative regions, which would result in a savings of $3 million annually in management costs. NMFS is a component of the...more
Acquiring property for public projects typically does not occur until after the project has received environmental approval. While this is the generally accepted rule – and it makes sense for a number of reasons – must a...more
The Fourth Circuit handed down a primer on CERCLA liability last week in PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston. It should be required reading for Superfund lawyers. The facts in the case are worthy of a law school law...more
China’s investments in the U.S. have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire advanced technology, real estate, market channels and other assets. With solar module oversupply continuing through 2013 and...more
Duke Energy Renewables has acquired the 10 MW Black Mountain Solar Project near Kingman. The Project was developed by Tucson-based SOLON Corp. and is expected to achieve commercial operation in October 2013....more
In This Issue:
- The Natural Gas Industry: 2012 Year in Review & Look Ahead
- Please Take Our Reader Survey
- Spilman Member Speaks at National Environmental Conference
- Statoil Acquires 70k Acres in...more
There is another update in the story of the nanotech/cleantech company A123, which recently declared bankruptcy. According to the Washington Post this weekend, “Wanxiang America, the U.S. arm of a Chinese automotive parts...more
Citing “credible evidence” that led him to believe that the Chinese-owned Ralls Corporation or its subsidiaries or affiliates “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States,” President...more
The mining code of the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC] provides for a possibility of leasing and assigning mining and quarry rights. Since mining and quarry rights, as expressed in mining and quarry permits, are real and...more
Buying or selling a closely held business, including the purchase of a division or a subsidiary, can be structured as (i) a statutory combination such as a statutory merger or share exchange, (ii) a negotiated purchase of...more
As the regulatory and competitive risk profile of renewable energy/greentech companies has increased, so too has the use of earnouts or other deferred compensation structures in M&A transactions in this space, particularly in...more
In This Issue:
- Texas Supreme Court Ruling May Slow the Installation of Certain Pipelines
Texas confers upon private pipeline developers the power of eminent...more
In This Issue:
The Top Five Environmental Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five Tax Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Traps in M&A Transactions; The Top Five...more
Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced revisions to the pro forma power purchase agreement (PPA) governing the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff (CREST) acquisition program.
CREST is designed to be “a...more
ASTM's new Building Energy Performance Assessment Standard is a major step forward for due diligence assessments in commercial real estate and mergers and acquisitions transactions. I predict that it won't be long until...more
In the midst of a takeover battle by defendant Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for control of Airgas, Inc., the Court of Chancery of Delaware upheld a bylaw amendment sponsored by Air Products that moved up the date of...more
A summmary and business implications analysis of climate policy and carbon pricing after the 2010 Australian Federal election....more
what are the key issues/roadblocks for the implementation of an energy performance contracting project in China? Recent legislations may have addressed these issues....more
When you are about to strike a business deal you often face environmental unknowns because of unfamiliarity with the venture, party or property involved. At the same time, new and revised environmental regulations which may...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to impose civil penalties for certain violations of the various statutes it administers. Effective February 9, 2009, those penalties will be increased as follows...
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