October 09, 2019
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorney Walter Wright presented today at the Arkansas Bankers Association Mega Conference. His presentation discussed the type of environmental issues (both regulatory and contaminants) that may be material in certain lending transactions. He also emphasized the various ways lenders can reduce these risks with environmental assessments, creditor exemptions and personnel training.
Wright has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, energy (petroleum marketing), and water law. His expertise includes counseling clients on issues involving environmental permits, compliance strategies, enforcement defense, property redevelopment issues, environmental impact statements, and procurement/management of water rights. He routinely advises developers, lenders, petroleum marketers, and others about effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to address environmental financial risks. A unique part of his practice has been the drafting and negotiation of a variety of specialized agreements involving the sale or consignment of motor fuels along with the ancillary agreements associated with the upstream segment of the petroleum industry. Since 1989, he has served as an adjunct professor of Environmental Law and Hazardous Substances Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. He is the author of the Arkansas Environmental, Energy and Water Law blog.
About the Arkansas Bankers Association
The Arkansas Bankers Association (ABA) is the advocate for Arkansas banks of all sizes and charter types before the governmental bodies and the public. They promise to continually promote and improve the banking industry amid challenges and an ever changing environment. ABA, in addition to their effective advocacy, delivers superior industry-specific information and education for banks and various high-quality products and services. ABA focuses on creating a stronger economy and helping Arkansans realize dreams by building better banks.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.