Annemargaret Connolly is a partner based in the Washington D.C. office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She is the head of Weil’s Environmental practice, a leader of Weil’s Climate Change Practice Group, and a member of the Firm’s hydraulic fracturing task force. She advises clients on a wide range of global environmental compliance and liability issues, most notably in the context of mergers & acquisitions, real estate transfers, financing transactions and infrastructure projects.
She also works closely with the Firm’s European and Asian offices on cross-border transactions, assisting in identifying and allocating environmental risks and educating foreign clients on potential issues raised by global environmental movements. She undertakes and oversees due diligence assessments, retains and works with consultants, engineers and other environmental professionals to quantify potential liabilities, and drafts and negotiates contract language to effectively allocate the risk of environmental liabilities between the parties. She also advises on disclosure issues in the preparation of financial statements and public securities filings and negotiates transaction-specific environmental insurance transactions.
In addition, Ms. Connolly counsels clients on a variety of environmental and health and safety topics including climate change, renewable energy projects and concerns, compliance with hazardous waste and hazardous material, wastewater and air emission requirements, occupational safety issues, asbestos, mold and other building concerns, as well as shareholder, successor and lender liability.
She is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500 US and Best Lawyers in America as a leading environmental attorney for corporate transactions.
NOTABLE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE RESOURCES
The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal - Winter 2017
Corporate and M&A