Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

An estate, a trustee and the beneficiaries may be liable for clean-up costs under CERCLA

Estate-planning lawyers who represent clients who own or owned real property or owned or operated businesses must consider how environmental issues may affect estate planning. In this article, I identify the types of issues of which a practitioner should be aware and some approaches to addressing them.1 It’s important to consider these issues to avoid, or at least manage, the environmental risks that could be passed on to heirs, benefic

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