Finance and Legal

Geosyntec provides a full suite of environmental management services for legal, industrial, commercial, and government clients. Our technical specialists build compliance solutions, generate defensible valuations of impaired properties, distinguish between potential and actual environmental risks, and reduce energy and water-resource use.

Geosyntec provides the expertise necessary for lawyers to advocate for client interests on a wide range of matters related to business transactions, environmental management, compliance and enforcement, toxic tort, and general litigation. Our focus extends from individual facilities to global company footprints, with a client list ranging from cement manufacturers and coal-fired power plants to the telecommunications and petroleum industries. We work comfortably with site operators and managers, while also being fluent in the language, goals, and needs of corporate executives.

Our seasoned practitioners quickly grasp the scope and nuances of key issues and develop sound, defensible technical insight. Our senior staff regularly serve as testifying experts and are adept at following legal work-product and communication protocols. In addition, since many of our consultants have participated in research developments and pioneered technical approaches that underpin their practices or have helped develop current regulations and technical guidance, they are uniquely able to advise lawyers and clients on these matters. Because we continue to advance the state of the practice in geotechnical engineering, vapor intrusion, sustainability, innovative waste management approaches, and remediation of emerging contaminants, among other fields, we can speak with authority and clarity.

In addition, our environmental due diligence practitioners assist clients with navigating mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions (MD&A) activities by identifying salient environmental liabilities and assessing their impacts on financial and business risk. Our assessments inform streamlined recommendations designed to enhance, not hinder, deal flow. Our capabilities are far reaching—domestically and abroad; our partnership in CAT Alliance (www.cat-alliance.com) provides an expanded network of over 10,000 professionals across over 50 countries to assist our clients in all aspects of due diligence from single-site transactions to large-scale portfolios in complex stock or asset deals.

Founded in 2001, CAT is a joint venture among three leading consultancies—COWI (centred on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe), Geosyntec (centred on the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Southeast Asia) and Tauw (centred on Southern and Western Europe). The alliance provides environmental due diligence (EDD) services to support large industrial, commercial property, and financial clients.

Specializing in corporate asset and transaction support services, CAT has conducted EDD assessments for more than 20,000 properties and has helped clients identify and recognise more than $100 billion in potential environmental liabilities as part of corporate transactions. CAT provides multinational clients with local, highly trained environmental professionals who understand country-specific regulations in context with international expectations and corporate requirements throughout the world. The joint venture enables partner firms to collaboratively deliver environmental consulting services in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Australasia.