Wactor & Wick's legal and technical team regularly assists clients who perform “due diligence” in real estate acquisition, development, financing, leasing, restructuring and sale transactions, corporate mergers, and business expansion.  We help select, hire and manage the best technical professionals, advise on and evaluate legal and economic risks and costs, and help clients understand and comply with federal, state and local laws controling critical-path issues, such as hazardous substances and wastes, water pollution, tank systems, and state property transfer laws.  We help clients understand and select the most appropriate protective options to handle environmental problems that arise in transactions, such as the innocent landowner defense, institutional controls, risk assessments, no further action letters, and contractual provisions such as releases, waivers and indemnification.