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Due Diligence

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Comprehensive environmental due diligence – including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Subsurface Investigations, determination of potential environmental risks associated with environmental contamination, and liability cost estimating – is an important consideration in any property transaction. We have extensive experience providing detailed analyses of environmental risks that support our clients’ needs.

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We perform and manage Phase I ESAs and Phase II subsurface investigations for residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial properties throughout the United States and Canada. Our projects range from assessment of an individual property to multiple Phase I ESAs conducted simultaneously to evaluate risks associated with potential property transactions. Upon client request, we supplement Phase I ESAs with hazardous building materials surveys, critical habitat and endangered species assessments, limited environmental compliance assessments, and property condition assessments.

Based on recognized environmental conditions identified in a Phase I ESA, we perform Phase II subsurface investigations to evaluate soil, groundwater, vapor, and sediment conditions and quality to assess the need for remedial action to mitigate identified environmental liabilities. In addition to assessing risks associated with property acquisitions, we use Phase I and Phase II assessment and investigation results to recommend further due diligence or cleanup actions to ensure that acquired sites comply with current environmental regulations. Using the data collected during the Phase I ESA and Phase II ESAs, we develop best- and worst-case scenarios for mitigating environmental liabilities, including cleanup costs, to help our clients negotiate purchase prices.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

A defensible Phase I ESA is an indispensable element of thorough due diligence. Particularly in light of the All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Final Rule, knowing and fulfilling the criteria for protection from liability can avert...

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Phase II Subsurface Investigations

We conduct thorough evaluations of subsurface conditions of every property to identify environmental liabilities, including potential contaminants from adjacent properties. We consistently demonstrate proficiency in assessing and...

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Operational Review

We provide regulatory applicability review of current compliance obligations and internal management programs.

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Limited Environmental Compliance Assessment

Paired with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Report: The LECA can provide critical due diligence indicators and will complement the information provided in a Phase I ESA Report. A Phase I ESA Report is a focused...

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Environmental Evaluation

Working closely with our clients, we tailor Environmental Evaluations to meet their goals and objectives. We develop limited due diligence scopes of work that provide detailed information about a property and the surrounding area. The...

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Transactional Screen

The Transaction Screen is a limited assessment and can follow the ASTM standard and/or a client’s specific scope of work, delivered in a checklist report format. We commonly use the Transaction Screen to investigate nonindustrial...

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Third-Party or Peer Review

We assist our clients by reviewing the information in these reports, providing a technical opinion about the findings and opinions.

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Projects

Project Experience

Redevelopment of Two Contaminated City Blocks

Redevelopment of Two Contaminated City Blocks

Farallon performed environmental services, including due diligence, subsurface investigations,...

Redevelopment Support

Redevelopment Support

Farallon’s client had been in negotiations with the City of Oakland to redevelop a portion of the...

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AIG Environmental Risk Assessment Audits

Farallon has conducted environmental risk assessment audits for AIG Insurance to identify...

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Industrial Facility Due Diligence

Farallon managed and conducted a Phase I ESA and a Phase II Subsurface Investigation at a Seattle...

Fast-Track Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Regulatory Agreement

Fast-Track Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Regulatory Agreement

Farallon was engaged to perform environmental due diligence at a warehouse formerly used for...

California Property Cleanup

California Property Cleanup

The Phase I ESA identified extensive petroleum staining on the unpaved surface and in the vicinity of...

Refinancing of 145-Square-Mile Farm

Refinancing of 145-Square-Mile Farm

Farallon completed a due diligence investigation of a complex multi-use agricultural site with...

Phase I ESAs And Phase II Investigations

Phase I ESAs And Phase II Investigations

Farallon has performed and managed Phase I ESAs and Phase II subsurface investigations for...

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headshot of Tina Huff Tina M. Huff Principal Regulatory Specialist, Director of Business Development

Tina is an environmental professional with over 19 years of experience in environmental due diligence and environmental regulatory compliance. Tina has provided technical services regarding environmental...

headshot of Craig Ware Craig Ware Principal Hydrogeologist

Craig has 30 years of experience in providing consulting services to clients on the West Coast and nationally for acquisition, cleanup, reclamation, and redevelopment projects. His expertise includes...

Headshot of Scott Allin Scott Allin Principal Environmental Scientist

Scott is a Registered Environmental Property Assessor (R.E.P.A.) with 30 years of experience in the evaluation and reporting of environmental liability associated with the sale or Brownfields redevelopment of...

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