Andrew J. Perel is an environmental partner with vast experience in the financial services, real estate, hospitality and travel and insurance industries. He has extensive experience in environmental investigations and audits, the design and implementation of environmental compliance programs and systems, and evaluation of self-reporting and voluntary compliance strategies.
With more than 25 years of experience, his practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including counseling clients on development and redevelopment projects, risk management and insurance, remediation of contaminated properties, environmental compliance and due diligence for real estate financing and corporate transactions, and litigating complex environmental and environmental insurance coverage claims and disputes.
He has successfully litigated before all levels of state and federal courts and represents clients before federal, state and local regulatory agencies on remediation, Superfund, permitting and Brownfield projects.
Andrew counsels financial institution, real estate developer, redeveloper, REIT, insurance, corporate, hotel and hospitality, and individual clients on a broad range of real estate, environmental regulatory and risk management and assessment matters.
He also represents financial institutions in real estate acquisitions, development, and financings, as well as in commercial mortgage backed securities transactions. His counsel includes advice on due diligence, negotiation, document drafting and risk mitigation.
Andrew has represented many of the major financial institutions and life insurance companies in connection with securitizable and balance sheet lending for more than two decades; he has served as environmental coordinating counsel for large loan, conduit and micro-loan programs for commercial mortgage backed securitization.
Andrew regularly counsels financial institutions on environmental matters as they relate to the due diligence, origination, closing and securitization of loans. Further, he advises on risk management and mitigation associated with capital markets transactions for both lenders and borrowers.
Andrew also represents banks and other financial institutions in connection with the negotiation and closing of commercial real estate transactions in New York and around the country.
He has acted as outside general counsel to private equity groups in various corporate takeover endeavors (hostile and friendly) of hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and other locations. He also counsels and advises insurance companies on policy drafting, underwriting and subrogation matters.
Andrew is a frequent author and lecturer on the topics of real estate structured finance and environmental law. He was also the former editor of the New Jersey Environmental Lawyer newsletter.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- New York State Bar Association
- The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- American Bar Association
- Environmental Bankers Association
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1986
- Brandeis University, B.A., 1983
BAR ADMISSIONS : New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Rate : $$$