Due Diligence

Shaw provides a wide range of services to help identify and quantify environmental and other liabilities for our clients. These services include:

Property Assessments Evaluation – We support all phases of property evaluations, including Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, health and safety audits, pre-acquisition and pre-divestiture reviews, and environmental risk assessments related to contamination.

Risk and Liability Estimation – We use site-specific risk management approaches to site cleanup, which minimizes impacts and financial costs.

Process Evaluation – We evaluate processes and equipment of companies being considered for acquisition, which can provide valuable compliance and permitting information relating to the future cost of operations.

Historical Research – We conduct historical research to identify prior owners, hidden liabilities, land-use histories, and insurance claim opportunities.

Options for Environmentally Impaired Assets – We review entire portfolios of environmentally impaired assets to determine their most advantageous end-use and also provide assistance with property disposition or acquisition.

Environmental Management Systems Analysis – Environmental Management System audits evaluate the compatibility of buyers' and sellers' systems and can provide estimates of integration cost.

Shaw's due diligence program offers clients a number of transactional benefits, such as:

  • Lower prices for assets by identifying negative cost-drivers in under-estimated liabilities or higher compliance and remediation costs
  • Holdbacks to cover identified environmental problems
  • Holdbacks, deferred payments, or indemnities to cover unknown contingencies
  • Favorable tax benefits by structuring transactions for environmental liabilities
  • Selective ownership of particular properties with environmental liabilities

For more information, contact us at [email protected].

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