Uh Oh. We Just Found a UST.

My colleague recently took a call from an anxious small-business owner (somewhere in the Midwest).  Someone doing utility work on his property came to his office and said, “You’ve got to come outside and see what I found.” With no idea what he might find and feeling...

Can I Do My Own Phase I ESA?

The gist of some recent conversations I’ve had with potential customers is, basically, why can’t I just do this myself?  The “this” they are referring to is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), which is typically requested by their lender. This is a fair...

Environmental Due Diligence in Michigan

As we are currently witnessing, vibrant commercial property transactions are often a key indicator of a healthy economy.  Completing these property transactions with minimal disruptions is owed to several factors, including a well-designed and strategic approach to...