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Paul R. McIntyre is a Shareholder in the firm’s Environmental Practice. He represents leading private equity funds, institutional investors, and real estate developers and managers in the identification, evaluation, and mitigation of environmental risks and liabilities. Primarily a transactional attorney, Paul possesses a reputation for helping to craft practical, business-oriented insights that help mitigate risk and enabling deals to close.

Paul represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing, and sale of commercial real estate. He also provides clients with environmental counseling in corporate mergers and acquisitions, and similar business transactions. Paul has worked on the environmental aspects of more than 1,000 deals during his career, and is known for being a responsive, professional, and courteous practitioner. He regularly advises clients as to the practical and potential impacts of environmental conditions on site development plans, financing terms, and exit sales. His work involves:

  • Assisting clients in developing environmental diligence, regulatory compliance, and remediation strategies and protocols.
  • Engaging project-specialized consultants and contractors on behalf of clients under preferred terms.
  • Drafting and negotiating environmental provisions in service contracts, purchase & sale agreements, and loan documents.
  • Navigating state and federal cleanup programs to obtain regulatory closure and releases of liability.
  • Placing environmental insurance to help secure environmental obligations and mitigate potential risks.

While rooted in Philadelphia, Paul’s practice is multi-jurisdictional and global in scope, supporting clients acquiring, operating, and selling property and facilities across U.S. gateway markets. He also regularly assists clients conducting environmental diligence in support of the acquisition of commercial property and operating industrial facilities in the United Kingdom, European Union, and Asia. Paul’s work also extends to climate risk assessments and corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in corporate transactional matters.

Paul frequently presents at seminars and conferences on environmental topics pertaining to environmental diligence, remediation strategies, and environmental insurance.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently initiated its Water Testing Modification Effort to assess and ensure the quality of drinking water in properties currently under lease with GSA. GSA

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