Due Diligence

What You Need to Know When You Need It

We know that during a potential acquisition or divestiture, you are under a tight schedule and are juggling various business considerations. Whether your acquisition includes one property or multiple properties across many different states, our goal is to help you successfully navigate your due diligence process by collecting, organizing, and communicating environmental liability information clearly and concisely, and in a timely manner.

At GeoInsight, our strategic thinking and commitment to great relationships differentiates us from our competition, especially when it comes to providing you with due diligence support. We do not just send you a summary of our conclusions, we make sure you understand the complexities associated with our findings so you can confidently make informed decisions about your potential acquisition or divestiture.

Screening Level

We use desk-top reviews of existing environmental information provided by our clients as screening-level assessments when quick, simple and cost-effective due diligence support is required to identify potential risks. Often, screening-level support allows us to provide you with important initial guidance when evaluating your acquisition/divestiture options.

The Basics – Phase I ESAs

We complete Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to generally satisfy “all appropriate inquiry” as defined at 42 U.S.C. §9601(35)(B) and ASTM E1527-13. The goal of these ESAs is to provide an objective third-party opinion as to the environmental status or condition of the property and provide you an understanding of the potential environmental liability associated with your acquisition/divestiture.

Beyond the Basics

GeoInsight’s full-service team can go beyond the requirements of the traditional ASTM Phase I ESA to provide you with the support you need to make informed decisions for your business. Whether you require a hazardous buildings material assessment, permitting compliance review, evaluation of potential geotechnical limitations, and/or support negotiating costs associated with environmental risk, we can provide you with the support you need to make informed decisions.

If Further Site Evaluation Is Required

We use the findings of our screening-level or Phase I environmental assessment to identify whether Phase II invasive site evaluation is necessary to further assess the potential for contamination of media – soil, indoor air, groundwater, and more.