Lawrence Schnapf

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Lawrence P. Schnapf is an environmental attorney based in New York and New Jersey, with more than 35 years of national environmental transactional experience and is the principal of Schnapf LLC. He primarily concentrates on environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and brownfield transactions, commercial financing (including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, mezzanine loans and distressed debt), bankruptcy, workouts and corporate restructuring. He has extensive experience with brownfield redevelopment and financing, including representing affordable housing developers and assisting local development corporations or not-for-profit organizations with their brownfield planning programs. Mr. Schnapf also counsels clients on environmental, represents clients in federal and state environmental litigation, enforcement actions, administrative proceedings and private cost-recovery actions. He has also served as liaison counsel for PRP steering committees. He has written numerous articles on environmental law and is the general editor/contributing author of "Environmental Issues in Business Transactions" published by the ABA Business Law Section. He is a past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law and the EnvionmentalLaw Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor of environmental law at New York Law School and a faculty member of the NYLS Center for Real Estate Studies. He also serves on the advisory board of the New York Brownfield Partnership and the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast.


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