Blogs / Events / Articles / News

Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Transactions

Title:                    Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Transactions Date:                     Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                 Alex Basilevsky, Esq. Location:          ...

Read more >>

Obermayer Attorneys Present at 2016 Energi Risk Management Summit

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Alex Basilevsky and Tricia Swann presented at the 2016 Energi Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas. Basilevsky presented on a panel addressing developing safety culture in the workplace and Swann discussed the importance of properly drafted defense and indemnity agreements with business partners. ...

Read more >>

Obermayer Attorneys Present at Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Hercules W. Grigos and Alex P. Basilevsky presented on storm water litigation at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 19th Annual Real Estate Institute. The two-day seminar covered hot topics in the areas of property owners’ rights, contracts, zoning, landlord/tenant issues and many other aspects...

Read more >>

The Phase I: Important Considerations In Urban Development

Please insert excerpt info here.

Read more >>

Beyond All Appropriate Inquiry, Environmental Liability Protection in Commercial Property Transactions

 The ubiquitous Phase I environmental report is hopefully familiar to everyone involved in commercial property development. As an initial evaluation of potential environmental conditions on a property, it obviously serves as a valuable tool for a prospective purchaser of commercial real estate. The Phase I also serves an additional – c...

Read more >>

Climate Change and the Pontiff

This Thursday, in a much anticipated move, Pope Francis will release a Papal encyclical, only his second, on the subject of climate change and its impact on the poor.  It is apparently to be titled “Laudato Si, on the care of our common home.”  It is anticipated, and seemingly confirmed by an early draft leaked to the Italia...

Read more >>

New Mandate: If you like your water heater you can keep it; but replacing it will be expensive.

Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters. NAECA also affects so...

Read more >>

New Jersey Spill Act: No Statute of Limitations After All

Several months ago we wrote about a then-pending challenge before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the question of whether the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. was subject to New Jersey’s six year statute of limitations for property damage under N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1. ...

Read more >>

Pennsylvania’s Management of Fill…One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

(Editor’s note: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is currently considering modifications to its “Fill Policy.” The proposed revisions appear likely to result in a reduction in acceptable numeric values of contaminants in “clean fill.” The public comment period on the proposal closes on February ...

Read more >>

Oil Patch Regulators Order Bakken Crude “Stabilized,” A Step to Enhance Oil Train Safety

On December 9 the North Dakota Industrial Commission issued an Order requiring production facilities to separate volatile gases, the so-called “light ends,” like propane and butane, from crude oil before it is shipped to ports and refineries. Twenty percent of all crude oil produced in North Dakota is shipped by rail to refineries in Ph...

Read more >>