Schnapf LLC was formed by Lawrence Schnapf, a nationally-recognized expert in environmental law with over 30 years of environmental law experience at Fortune 500 Corporations and International Law Firms. Unlike many environmental lawyers who began their careers as litigators or regulators, Larry was first a business lawyer. He understands transactions and applies this background to develop practical and creative solutions to environmental risks associated with corporate, real estate and brownfield transactions; commercial financing, bankruptcy, workouts and corporate restructuring. Larry is also professor of environmental law at New York Law School.
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We are a boutique environmental law firm with a particular expertise in environmental issues associated with business, real estate and financing transactions, due diligence, brownfield development and regulatory assistance.
Schnapf LLC clients big firm partner-level expertise and experience at small firm pricing. Our goal is to help clients minimize their environmental liability while maximizing the business opportunity. Because of our size, Schnapf LLC is able to meet our clients’ needs with agility and personalized attention
The firm’s clients include Fortune 500 Companies and privately-held corporations, lenders, small businesses as well as commercial and non-profit affordable housing developers.
We frequently assist law firms without in-house environmental capability or expertise with environmental issues in their transactions or with client environmental compliance issues. We work seamlessly with firms to shape and evaluate their environmental due diligence as well as assist with drafting and negotiating environmental provisions in contracts. We have flexible billing arrangements where our services are either incorporated into the firm’s invoice or the client is billed directly.
Environmental litigation can be factually complex and involve theories of liability that may significantly differ from traditional notions of corporate and property law. We frequently provide litigation support in environmental litigation involving corporate liability and have provided expert testimony on the evolving standards of environmental due diligence.
We also offer a menu of pricing options for environmental due diligence to lenders ranging from flat rate pricing to volume discounts. For lenders interested in on-going environmental law counseling, ask about our “Schnapf-On-Demand” retainer arrangement.
We assist environmental consultants with development of their phase 1 report templates. We have also developed a variety of business relationships with environmental consultants to provide one-stop, cost-effective complete due diligence services to clients.