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BNA, Inc. is a leading publisher of print and electronic news and information, reporting on developments in environmental  protection, safety, health care, business, labor relations, law, economics, taxation, public policy and regulatory issues. BNA produces more than 200 news and information services. BNA’s Environmental Due Diligence Guide is a comprehensive reference service that provides a complete picture of the environmental risks involved in contaminated property transactions, and ways to reduce or avoid those risks. It also keeps on top of the latest developments in the commercial real estate industry, at EPA, in the courts, and in Congress and includes comprehensive discussion of brownfields redevelopment and summaries of statespecific environmental laws that can affect real property transactions. The Guide, which is available both in print format and on the Web, includes monthly updates to its reference service, a monthly newsletter, and weekly email memos. www.bna.com/products/ens/eddg.htm

Brownfield Partners, LLC and EnviroFinance Group, LLC (EFG) recently formed EFG Brownfield Partners, LLC, and a brownfield development powerhouse combining expertise in real estate, development, risk management, and finance. With the transaction, EFG’s properties, capital base and infrastructure combines with Brownfield Partners’best-in-class environmental, risk management and land reuse experience to fill the void in brownfield development created by the recent recession. EFG Brownfield Partners invests in and manages environmentally challenged middle-market development projects across the country, augmenting and benefitting from EFG’s renewable energy business. By expanding its established renewable energy technologies and LEED expertise into its development projects, EFG Brownfield Partners is a uniquely positioned, “Brown-to-Green” environmental organization. In addition to its own development projects, the new enterprise also provides development and consulting services to industrial companies, remediation trusts, receivers, other brownfield property owners and / or responsible parties which need to mitigate environmental liabilities and maximize values. The firm facilitates and enables neighborhood revitalization, returns blighted properties to productive use, and increases local tax revenues in communities across the United States.

Environmental Liability Transfer (ELT) is a comprehensive environmental liability and real estate acquisition company providing its clients complete and final environmental liability transference. By combining superlative expertise in the areas of environmental law, environmental insurance, environmental engineering, corporate indemnification and real estate redevelopment, ELT offers unique and unparalleled economic solutions for absolute transfer and removal of environmental liabilities. www.eltransfer.com

Founded in 1912, Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation's leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm provides corporate law, litigation and real estate services to clients ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 multinationals, with a focus on matters involving private equity, technology companies, REITs and real estate capital markets, financial services, intellectual property and products liability. The firm excels at complex and sophisticated transactional work and precedent-setting, bet-the-company litigation. Its attorneys combine  in depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to deliver outstanding results for clients. www.goodwinprocter.com 

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers located in 18 U.S. offices, as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Mexico City. The firm specializes in all aspects of law, including environmental, land use and entitlements, real estate, base closure, federal grants, taxincrement financing, and budget and appropriations. In the environment and land use area, our comprehensive environmental experience includes Brownfields redevelopment; climate change; “green building”issues; environmental insurance; permit approvals; NEPA and state equivalent reviews; and wetlands and natural resources. In 2010, a survey of more than 300 corporate counsel and C-level executives at Fortune 1000 companies ranked Holland & Knight as one of the nation’s top 30 performing law firms in the area of client service.

Langan is a premier land development, redevelopment and environmental consulting firm that supports corporations, private developers, public agencies, property owners and institutional clients around the world. Founded in 1970, Langan employs more than 570 professionals in 19 domestic and international offices. Our core geotechnical, site/civil and environmental disciplines provide a one-stop source for: due diligence and site feasibility; environmental remediation; infrastructure design; sustainability; and complex Brownfield redevelopment projects. Langan’s comprehensive technical resources include: remedial engineering and remedy selection; geology, hydrogeology, and geochemistry; data management and visualization; 3-D laser scanning/BIM; natural resources permitting; and broad regulatory understanding. Recently, Langan acquired Treadwell & Rollo, a nationally recognized environmental, geotechnical, and earthquake engineering consulting firm serving private and public clients throughout California and beyond. www.langan.com

Land Science Technologies (LST)TM is dedicated to providing advanced technologies for sustainable land development, these products include the Geo-Seal® contaminant vapor barrier and Vapor-Vent™ venting systems. The Geo-Seal  vapor intrusion barrier prevents sub-surface contaminant vapors from permeating through concrete slabs and into surface structures by eliminating vapor intrusion pathways.  As a result, the use of Geo-Seal for vapor intrusion mitigation can protect human health, reduce the cost of site development and expedite construction on environmentally impacted sites such as Brownfields. LST is a division of Regenesis, Inc., the global leader in groundwater and soil remediation technologies with over 16,000 product applications since 1994. www.landsciencetech.com

TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations.  TRC is 2,400 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 70 offices throughout the U.S. Our clients depend on TRC’s multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. www.trcsolutions.com                                                                                                        


The Willis Environmental Practice is the industry leader in environmental risk management for Brownfields redevelopment. The Willis Practice is comprised of seasoned, senior, professional staff located in regional offices across the world with nearly 90 people in over 20 countries. Our Practice in the US alone encompasses over 50 specialists in 25 cities. Our highly qualified global practice teams have extensive “hands-on” experience in environmental engineering and science, law, finance, environmental risk identification and quantification, and environmental insurance design and placement. We focus our technical and business skills, first, to fully understand and evaluate our clients’ environmental needs and second, to develop customized environmental insurance solutions to their full range of environmental risk exposures.

The XL Insurance companies are global providers of risk management solutions for leading industrial and commercial businesses. As members of the XL Group plc, we offer a broad portfolio of insurance products and related services including property, casualty, professional and specialty coverages. XL’s Environmental Group focuses on brownfields redevelopment projects, military base redevelopment, contaminated property remediation, real estate transactions, and fixed facilities and is an acknowledged leader in the environmental insurance market. www.xlinsurance.com/environmental 

Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR) is the nation’s leading national provider of environmental risk services and related workflow solutions in the United States. Founded in 1990, the company provides reports, subscription services and other solutions to help its customers reduce environmental risk. With over 46 million property records, EDR has the most comprehensive database of. With over 46 million property records, solutions to help its customers reduce environmental risk. With over 46 million property records, EDR has the most comprehensive database of environmental and historical land use information. We have unique offerings for environmental professionals. For more information, visit www.edrnet.com

Risk Management Technologies, Inc., (RTMI) is a dynamic, innovative environmental risk management consulting firm that provides full-service, multi-disciplinary capabilities in environmental risk management as applied to business and real property transactions. RTMI also performs strategic market planning, government relations, expert testimony, regulatory analysis, and risk and insurance management consulting services to industrial and financial services companies. RTMI offers services in environmental risk management consulting, including due diligence and remediation oversight, environmental finance and environmental risk management conferences, training and publishing, and association management (Environmental Bankers Association). Learn more at www.rtmcomm.com or www.envirobank.org or www.riskmanagementtech.com


Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) provides comprehensive engineering, environmental consulting, construction, and information technology solutions for our clients. With more than 30 years of experience in providing high quality and responsive services, CRA has grown to over 90 offices and 3,000 employees working on projects worldwide.CRA deals with the complex regulations and standards that our clients must operate within, together with the pressures on organizations to satisfy the expectations of their customers, investors, and other stakeholders - today and into the future. www.craworld.com                                                                                                                                      

Environmental Risk Information Service (ERIS) has been the leading provider of current and historical environmental risk information for land transactions. ERIS delivers accurate, affordable, on-demand database research services for property sites and neighboring areas indicating historic and current environmental concerns and supplying corresponding reference materials. The ERIS system electronically accesses over 440 federal, provincial, and private sector databases containing over 4 million current and historical environment records to identify potential environmental threats on Canadian properties. www.eris.ca                                                                                    


Commonground is the award winning, global community for environmental and commercial real estate professionals. With over 6,000 members from over 3,200 companies worldwide, 17,000 discussion posts, blogs and comments, environmental services provider directory, commonground university online training, news and job board, commonground has become the web destination for professionals involved in property transactions. Join the many environmental consultants, attorneys, lenders, appraisers, environment health & safety professionals, industry leaders, and market experts who have connected through commonground for access to their peer insights, market trends, and new business opportunities. Become a commonground member for free today at http://commonground.edrnet.com.