M&A in the Cannabis Industry – What you Need to Know from an Environmental Compliance Perspective


By: Kevin Robinson and Maureen Hodson

As more U.S. states move to legalize recreational and medicinal cannabis use, the spark in acquirers seeking to strategically enter the market has undeniably made cannabis-related businesses and their products a hot topic in the M&A community. Given the newness of the industry, and the evolving and varying regulations, how can these trailblazing cannabis business owners protect themselves from an environmental perspective after the deal closes?

Environmental Due Diligence is Essential in Cannabis Transactions

In order to ...

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Acquiring a Food or Beverage Company? Here is what you need to know about PFAS.


By: Ryan Sleeper

As we continue to observe strong M&A activity by our private equity and strategic clients within the food and beverage industry, we recognize and advocate the importance of staying on top of relevant regulatory trends. In this article we discuss the potential M&A risks posed by the ever-evolving regulatory landscape surrounding PFAS at large and in the food and beverage industry.

First, what are PFAS?

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a man-made class of 5,000+ compounds which ...

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Managing PRP Group Funds – Aligning Operations with Customer Requirements (Part 1)

The 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or ‘Superfund’) was enacted to address the most polluted properties in the United States. It forced the polluters or their successors (Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)) to manage and pay for the remedial activities. Some projects have hundreds of PRPs and cost hundreds of millions of dollars to cleanup. Typically, the PRPs form a group (Group) to manage the process, including collecting funds and establishing a trust to pay for the ...

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EHS Support’s Brianna Sadoski Recognized as Top Deal-Making Consultant by ACG Pittsburgh’s Future Corporate Leader Board

EHS Support is proud to announce that ACG Pittsburgh’s Future Corporate Leader (FCL) board has recognized Brianna Sadoski as a top deal-making consultant in their recent FCL Spotlight! Following is a brief excerpt from the Spotlight. Click here to read more about what makes Brianna a great consultant!

Brianna works on numerous deals each year for both private equity and corporate clients ...

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Future Changes to your Industrial Stormwater Permit


By: Mike Arozarena

After a settlement agreement(1) was entered between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industries, and environmental groups regarding needed revisions to the nationwide 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial stormwater, EPA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to study certain aspects of the industrial stormwater program, with a focus on stormwater monitoring requirements and stormwater retention standards.

Specifically, the National Academies’ committee was tasked to:

  • Suggest improvements to the 2015 MSGP ...
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