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Lawrence Schnapf, Principal, Schnapf Law Offices

Lawrence P. Schnapf is a Principal of the Law Office of Lawrence Schnapf, based in New York City. He has over 27 years of national environmental experience with Fortune 500 corporations and a number of major New York-based law firms. Larry primarily concentrates on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate and brownfield transactions, commercial lending, distressed debt, bankruptcy and workouts. He has extensive experience with brownfield redevelopment and financing, negotiating environmental insurance policies for business and real estate transactions, performing environmental due diligence for complex business transactions.

Larry has also written numerous articles on environmental law, is a contributing author for several chapters of “Brownfield Practice and Law: The Cleanup and Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties,” published by Matthew Bender. He was also a contributing author for “The Law Of Environmental Justice” published by the American Bar Association and the Matthew Bender “Environmental Law Practice Guide.” He is also the author of “Managing Environmental Liability in Transactions and Brownfield Redevelopment,” published by JurisLaw Publishing and the Schnapf Environmental Journal by RTM Communications, Inc.

Larry is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Hazardous Site Remediation Committee, co-chair of the NYSBA brownfield task force and a board member of the Board of the NYC Partnership of Brownfield Practitioners. He is also the chair of the Brownfield Committee Force of the Environmental Business Association of New York. He is Chair of the ABA Section of Business Law Committee on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is a vice chair of the Environmental Transactions, Audits and Brownfield Committee; and Special Committee on Disclosure of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He is also a member of the board of advisors for BNA’s Environmental Due Diligence Guide.

Larry is also a member of the ASTM 1527 Task Group, Phase II Legal Work Group, Co-Chair of the legal sub-committee for the ASTM Vapor Intrusion Task Group, a member of the ASTM Appropriate Care/Continuing Obligations Task Group and Building Energy Performance Disclosure Task Group. Larry is an adjunct professor of environmental law at New York Law School. He is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2008 and 2009.


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