Porter Wright lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of compliance with environmental laws and regulations. And we use that expertise to help our real estate clients — both developers and owners of real estate as well as mortgage lenders — in addressing and solving any and all environmental issues. In the context of the acquisition and development of real estate, we advise our clients on potential environmental issues, help with due diligence reviews and analysis, and work with sellers, lenders and the appropriate regulatory agencies to resolve any issues that may arise during the acquisition phase. We assist clients with environmental problems (contamination, asbestos, etc.) on distressed properties, both for current owners who want to develop or change the use of the property and for new owners, particularly lenders in foreclosure situations. We also have helped clients work through issues relating to easements and access to property for "following" contamination that escapes from a client's site.