Keep Due Diligence Moving with EH&S Due Diligence Desktop Reviews


By: Leah Krause, CPEA

From slowing deal flow to causing cancellations of in-person management meetings and due diligence site visits, Covid-19 restrictions have certainly presented new challenges for dealmakers. The ability for acquirers to conduct environmental, health and safety (EH&S) due diligence is no exception, as restrictions make it difficult for EH&S assessors to travel, inspect properties, and conduct on-site interviews – all required tasks for completing Phase I environmental site assessments (Phase I ESAs) in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 standards. ...

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Will Business Interruption Coverage from Commercial Property Insurance Pay for Losses from the COVID-19 Pandemic?


By: Reynolds Renshaw

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in business closures from government order and low demand. Business owners have furloughed and laid-off staff and are scrambling to pay bills. While the federal government and other sources are planning small business loans, they have yet to be finalized and in some cases are struggling to formalize distribution mechanisms. Many businesses purchased Business Interruption (BII) coverage as part of their commercial property insurance and believe this should respond. Unfortunately, insurance providers disagree. ...

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Redefining Business as Usual – Health & Safety Planning for Manufacturing Facilities


By: Monica Meyer

While we all are looking forward to things returning to “normal” in our personal and work lives, we are also recognizing COVID-19 is redefining what “business as usual” will look like in the coming months.

What does this uncertainty mean concerning the health and safety of your employees?

Time is of the essence and we need to innovate, not hibernate. While critical business operations continue, it is vital that companies adapt their safety efforts. Deliberate actions must be taken to ...

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3 Key Essentials When Going Virtual – Even When it’s Temporary 

By: Jaime Beckstrom & Bethany Evans

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, many companies are looking to transition their workforce to a temporary virtual environment and restricting unnecessary travel.  Not all companies may be ready for the transition from face-to-face to a virtual working model. With 15 years under our belt as a global virtual consultancy, we wanted to share three key essentials for success in a virtual workforce.

Tools & Technology

First, choose appropriate tools that are easily adaptable and support real-time communication and collaboration to keep your team connected from any location. For example, you can leverage available instant messaging and online social ...

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Manage EH&S Risks throughout all Phases of a Deal to Maximize Return on Investment and Manage Risk


By: Bruce Martin

In today’s highly competitive merger and acquisition environment, where shorter exclusivity periods and representations and warranty insurance are the norm, acquirers need to proactively ensure they are managing deal risks, including those associated with environmental, health and safety (EH&S) concerns. From Pre-Letter-of-Intent (LOI) assessments to divestiture support, this article discusses the solutions available for managing environmental, health & safety risk throughout all phases of a deal.

Pre-LOI EH&S Support

To help buyers get a head start on the due diligence process, a ...

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