Environment Attorneys Meaghan Colligan, Amy Edwards, Paul Sarahan, Nicholas Targ and Dianne Phillips co-authored an article on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as they pertain to real estate and corporate deals. PFAS are a family of man-made chemical compounds containing fluorine and carbon that are frequently used in fire resistant products and products that repel oil, grease and water, as well as manufacturing processes across a variety of industries. However, new research indicates that releasing PFAS may pose health and environmental risks. As a result, numerous federal and state enforcement actions related to PFAS have been advanced, which means that they present a major liability risk in transactions. In this article for Synergy Environmental, Inc., the authors cover the most important PFAS-related topics to note, including the current regulatory landscape, the risks posed by PFAS and the industries and properties affected by them.
READ: Top 10 Things You Should Know About PFAS: Real Estate and Corporate Due Diligence