The Importance of Evaluating a Property’s Historical Uses during Environmental Due Diligence


By: Brianna Sadoski

Evaluating a property’s historical uses is a key step in identifying potential issues and liabilities during environmental due diligence investigations. Consulting multiple historical sources can assist in developing a history of the previous uses of the subject property and surrounding properties to determine the likelihood of past uses having lead to recognized environmental conditions (RECs) in connection with the subject property.

The ASTM E1527-13 Standard for Phase I ESAs indicates all obvious uses of the property shall be ...

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Improve Client Service. Enhance Employee Retention & Engagement. Increase Profitability. Take Your Business Virtual Today!

In this article we outline Conscientia Global’s best practices for empowering your employees to be a team – from everywhere and anywhere.

By: Bethany Evans

With ongoing advances in technology and internet speed, it is no surprise that more and more companies are allowing employees to telecommute more often, with some businesses taking divisions, or even all of their operations, completely virtual. According to a recent Forbes’s article, a study conducted by ...

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2018 Manufacturing M&A Update


By: Kaitlyn Templin

Despite perceived economic and political uncertainty, global industrial manufacturing deal volume remained healthy throughout 2017, and dealmakers in the space are optimistic in their outlook for 2018. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (“PwC”) Global Industrial Manufacturing Deal Insights Year-End 2017 report,[1] industrial manufacturing deal volume remained relatively flat with 2,491 deals announced in 2017, compared to 2,520 deals in 2016. Furthermore, excluding the $22.7 billion JCI/Tyco mega-deal in 2016, aggregate deal value was steady year-over-year. Looking at year-end performance, Q4 ...

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Implementing Industry 4.0 Technologies? Keep your Smart Factory Protected from EH&S Liability


By: Bruce Martin

In this article, we explore Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing technologies and discuss related Environmental, Health and Safety considerations.

If you own, run or work at a manufacturing company, chances are you have heard the term “Industry 4.0”. More than likely, your company has already started implementing smart factory technologies, or at the very least, has started discussing strategies to do so. In fact, in their “Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise” report, PwC surveyed over 2,000 companies across 26 ...

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The Less Obvious Environmental Risks of Oil & Gas Infrastructure Transactions

By Chris Pratt

Onshore oil and gas exploration and production, especially unconventional, has seen a major expansion across many US states and around the globe over the last 10 years. Fluctuating oil and gas prices have resulted in numerous sales of assets in various stages of their development, operation and abandonment. Many companies have purchased assets without fully understanding the associated environmental liabilities which can have significant impacts on not just the long-term cost of site management and cleanup, ...

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