Assessing Environmental Risks in Commercial Real Estate Lending

This webinar will cover the environmental aspects of the OCC’s risk management guidelines for commercial real estate lending as well as their practical implications for your bank.

Recorded Friday,
November 12th, 2021
Presented by Robin Russell
2h total length
2.5 CEU Credits
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compliance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Closer
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Management

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Environmental due diligence is an important risk management tool in the underwriting and closing of commercial real estate loans. This webinar will cover the environmental aspects of the OCC’s risk management guidelines for commercial real estate lending as well as their practical implications for your bank.

What You'll Learn

  • Key terminology
  • The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the local, state and federal power to regulate and enforce
  • Bank and customer site inspection questionnaires
  • Government records
  • Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I, II and III)
  • Transaction screening
  • Other appropriate inquiries
  • Interacting with Environmental Professionals
  • Impact of environmental contamination on values and borrower cash flow
  • Bank exposure as a lienholder on contaminated property
  • Key components of effective environmental risk management programs

Who Should Attend

Commercial real estate lenders and credit officers, commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and support personnel, compliance officers and auditors.

Robin Russell

Instructor Bio

Robin Russell has practiced law for 35 years and is licensed in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, and has extensive experience in the energy sector, having been named to Oil and Gas Investor's 25 Influential Women in Energy in 2019. She is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and of the American Law Institute. She combines a depth of experience in bankruptcy restructuring and litigation with financial transactions. She has represented corporate debtors, independent directors, liquidating trustees, bondholders, unsecured creditors' committees, bank groups, private equity funds, landlords, trade creditors, and bidders for estate assets in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. She has also represented banks, institutional lenders, and corporate borrowers in commercial loan transactions and debt restructurings.

Robin is the principal author of Thomson Reuters' Texas Practice Guides for both Creditors' Rights and Financial Transactions and the Texas Bankers Association's Texas Secured Lending Guide, Texas Problem Loan Guide, Texas Real Estate Lending Guide, and Texas Account Documentation Guide. She is a frequent speaker on banking, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring-related topics and has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee. Robin received her LL.M. in Banking Law from Boston University and her J.D. from Baylor University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. She clerked for the Texas Supreme Court before beginning her legal career.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Recommended for 2.5 CEU Credit Hours. After attending this webinar, each attendee can receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CEU Credits.