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Susan is highly skilled and experienced in evaluating and negotiating solutions for environmental issues relating to transactions, permitting, and property development. She has advised purchasers, sellers, lenders, and developers of property with hazardous waste or environmental permitting issues for 33 years on thousands of transactions. She has deep expertise in advising national retail chains on the acquisition, redevelopment and financing of Brownfield sites throughout the country. Susan has also contributed to ASTM International’s development of environmental standards.

In addition to real estate transactions, she coordinates and conducts diligence for all types of corporate transactions.

Her particular emphasis is on advising national retail store and restaurant chains on the acquisition and redevelopment of Brownfield sites throughout the country. She assists in the purchase, cleanup, and development of individual properties, and then in financing multistate property portfolios through sale/leaseback and other mechanisms, also counseling clients on disclosure and working with rating agencies on environmental issues.

Susan has addressed environmental concerns in the acquisition and ground-leasing of more than 4,800 properties in 48 states. She served as environmental counsel on more than 60 portfolio sale-leaseback transactions involving more than 3,500 retail properties.