Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2004 (Revised April 2005)

Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions

by Arthur I Segel, Jeff Mandelbaum and Armen Panossian


Summarizes several of the major federal environmental statutes, most notably the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA" or "Superfund"). Also discusses several state and local regulations.

Keywords: Environmental Sustainability; Laws and Statutes; Real Estate Industry;


Segel, Arthur I., Jeff Mandelbaum, and Armen Panossian. "Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions." Harvard Business School Background Note 804-185, June 2004. (Revised April 2005.)