Lead paint remediation in Massachusetts. Soil contamination in Connecticut. Asbestos in New York. Environmental issues are a common occurrence throughout our pipeline of multifamily and mixed-use transactions. Among all of the factors that investment real estate buyers and sellers need to be aware of, environmental concerns have become increasingly important since the 1980s after judicial decisions related to the liability of property owners to effect property site cleanup. Environmental issues with land or buildings can greatly reduce their value, make them difficult to finance and, if a contaminated property is purchased, the buyer may be responsible for the cost of clean-up even if the buyer did not cause or contribute to the problem.