HAPKE LAW OFFICE brings more than 31 years of experience practicing environmental law. Hapke Law Office focuses on helping clients resolve all legal issues related to contaminated properties – purchase and sale negotiation, cleanup and cost recovery. Peter Hapke takes a very strategic and cost efficient approach to solving his clients’ environmental legal problems.
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HAPKE LAW OFFICE PLLC
2640 SHORELAND DRIVE SOUTH
SEATTLE, WA 98144
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
BUYING AND SELLING CONTAMINATED PROPERTY
More and more buyers or sellers of commercial real estate are encountering contamination issues these days. The presence of contamination should not be a deal-breaker, but to avoid liability the prospective purchaser or seller should be pro-active in evaluating the nature and scope of the contamination.
AN INDEMNITY IS NOT A RELEASE...
Anyone who does a purchase or sale transaction involving contaminated property or even settling future liability involving contamination needs to read this article. Lawyers sometimes confuse an indemnity with a release of future liability. Doing so is a trap for the unwary. An indemnity in favor of one party protects that party from all environmental claims during the period of the indemnity.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Counseling, Transactional, Permitting
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Counseling and Litigation
NATURAL RESOURCES LAW