Green Buildings. Law, Contract and Regulation

  • ID: 4411215
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • ALM Media, LLC
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Local and state governments are increasingly adopting mandates requiring green construction. Lenders commonly insert green requirements into mortgages. National tenants require green in their leases. Whether you represent buyers, lenders, owners, tenants, construction companies, or design and engineering firms, green is no longer optional.Green Buildings: Law, Contract and Regulation is a detailed practitioner's guide to everything from green terminology — the “language of green” — to complex issues of real property law, liability and due process. It discusses government mandates, green requirements and incentives, and clauses in all the standard types of agreements affecting real estate — purchase, sale, lease, mortgage financing, design, construction, and insurance. It also examines statutory language in detail.

Throughout, Green Buildings: Law, Contract and Regulation features realistic examples and practical solutions. Four appendices provide summaries of government mandates and incentives, green building codes, zoning laws, tax credits and similar incentives from state and local governments from coast to coast. This is the ultimate guide for attorneys trying to stay in the vanguard of the green revolution.
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Peter S. Britell
Peter S. Britell is Of Counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where prior to 2010 he chaired the global real estate and construction group. He has broad experience in virtually every area of construction and real estate practice and has been lead counsel in many high-profile transactions and projects. He is listed under Real Estate in Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers and The New York Area's Best Lawyers. He is an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami School of Law where he created one of the first law school courses (if not the first) in the Law of Green Buildings for their L.L.M. Program in Real Property Development. He was pro bono chair of Housing &Services, Inc. a New York not-for-profit corporation which during his 13-year tenure created more than $200 million in housing for the homeless and other lowest-income tenants. Mr. Britell is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and holds an LL.M in Taxation from New York University Law School. He has written extensively on real property and construction law. He is on the National Roster of Neutral Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (Construction and Commercial Panels). Mr. Britell's interest in the legal aspects of sustainability began with a question: "What is the role of the lawyer in the green revolution?" This led him to write "What Does Green Mean?" (Green Terms in Commercial Agreements) with Smita G. Korrapati, New York Law Journal (June 11, 2007), which was the impetus for this treatise.
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