Spencer Fane Partner Andrew Brought was recently featured as a guest columnist on Midwest Real Estate News sharing his vast knowledge and insight on environmental site assessments. The article, titled “Top 10 things you need to know about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments,” outlines the role and common misconceptions of environmental site assessments in a property transaction. “As someone who frequently helps businesses buy and sell commercial and industrial properties, all too often I encounter misunderstandings about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and their role in a property transaction,” Brought writes. The attorney goes on to provide 10 important facts about Phase I ESAs explaining why each piece of information is significant and how it can impact either the buyer, seller or both parties in a real estate transaction. Brought has worked in environmental law for more than a decade and regularly counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters as well as environmental enforcement and litigation, which he has handled on both the state and federal levels. In addition to his client work, Brought is also the Editor of Spencer Fane’s Environmental Law Solutions Blog and an active member of the legal community where he holds a number of positions in environmental organizations. To read more of Brought’s advice on Phase I ESAs, view the full Midwest Real Estate News article here.