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Environment • Aboriginal • Energy

Transactions & Financing


Willms & Shier advises vendors, purchasers, landlords, lenders, and their lawyers, in structuring transactions with environmental terms that promote closing. When clients and their advisors have a clear understanding of the legal, technical and business risks, profitable and practical agreements result. Here are some of our legal services that facilitate transactions

  • Advising directors, officers, owners and landlords on minimizing risk of personal liability
  • Reviewing existing Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments, advising on reliance and liability issues; advising on commissioning new studies
  • Protecting reports under Solicitor-Client Privilege in sensitive transactions and pre-transaction negotiations
  • Negotiating access agreements and indemnifications
  • Recommending experienced and capable consultants, and providing practical and realistic opinion on consultants' conclusions and recommendations
  • Advising on Records of Site Condition (RSC) and potential liability, reliance risks and limitations on future property use

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