Federal and state regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of over 1,000 man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used globally for over 70 years, continues to rise. PFAS have a number of properties, such as non-stick tendencies and heat and stain resistance, which has led to their use in a wide range of products, from carpet to non-stick cookware to firefighting foam. Because PFAS are persistent in the environment and challenging to remediate, a buyer of real property or a corporation impacted by PFAS can face significant cleanup liabilities and litigation risk. This webinar will discuss the U.S. regulatory framework applicable to PFAS, considerations when conducting environmental due diligence to identify PFAS risks, and strategies for allocating PFAS liabilities in corporate and real estate transactions.
John F. Wojciak, Principal, Ramboll
Heather M. Palmer, Partner, Sidley
Maureen M. Crough, Counsel, Sidley
Marshall R. Morales, Associate, Sidley