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Toxic Real Estate Manual (Print + ProView online)
By: Frederick Coburn, M.A., LL.B, Gabrielle K. Kramer, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.
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This resource covers the fundamental principles of private and public liability connected with contaminated property and features pertinent case law in the area of vendor and purchaser transactions, landlord and tenant relations and secured financing. Combining environmental law with the technical and scientific aspects of site assessment this practical guide keeps you up-to-date and informed on:
  • The legal dimensions of liability exposure including references to the current case law
  • The technical concepts employed in environmental audits and site assessments
  • Sample clauses to insert into agreements
  • How to identify problems
  • The questions to ask vendors
  • The environmental searches that should be performed
  • Disclosure and reporting requirements
Other topics discussed include an updated contaminated site liability report, due diligence, environmental audits, decommissioning, real property transactions ... and more! Toxic Real Estate Manual is logically organized and easy-to-use. It includes features such as appendices that contain tables of Environmental Public Law Statutes and government reports concerning contaminated sites and environmental quality criteria, as well as relevant sections of environmental statutes from all ten provinces and three territories.

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About the Author
Frederick F. (Rick) Coburn, M.A., LL.B is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP practising environmental law, with an emphasis on environmental aspects of Brownfields development, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing. He also provides advice on project-based environmental approvals, including major construction and energy projects. Mr. Coburn also appears regularly before the Ontario Municipal Board on a wide range of land development matters, including official plan and zoning amendments, and site plan approvals. He has advised on environmental aspects of numerous corporate, commercial and real estate transactions, including the supervision of extensive environmental due diligence projects in connection with mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.
Gabrielle K. Kramer holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and is a member of the Ontario bar. She is a partner in the Toronto Office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where her practice is focused on litigating and managing environmental risks, including through insurance. Ms. Kramer appears at various levels of the Ontario Court system and the Environmental Review Tribunal on a broad range of environmental mandates. Ms. Kramer also advises with respect to the environmental aspects of real estate transactions, corporate acquisitions and due diligence, as well as providing regulatory support to answer, mitigate and avoid environmental charges. Ms. Kramer frequently speaks and writes on current environmental issues.