Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation

Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation

 

January 3-7, 2018, Marriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa  

 

Program Co-Chairs:
Gregor I. McGregor,
McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, MA
Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD

Brian J. Connolly, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, Denver, CO

 

  • Gain Insights from Experts on Important Environmental, Land Use and Energy Issues in a Fun Learning Environment
  • Network with Program Faculty Comprised of National Experts from Across the Country
  • Take Advantage of this Unique Opportunity to Catch Up on Current Environmental, Land Use and Energy Issues, Including Citizen Suits, Changing Perspectives on Federalism,  Local, State, and Regional Climate Policies and Actions, HOA Governance and Land Use/Environmental Matters, Past, Present and Future Aesthetic Land Use Regulation, Land Use Case Law, Conservation Easements, Tax Tips,  Real Estate Development Prospects Under the Trump Administration, Development Agreements, Chemical Releases to the Environment and Implications, and Regulatory Taking Law Developments

 

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.                     
Registration

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.                    
Citizen Suits Under the Federal Environmental Laws

Citizen Suits, Injunctions and Legal Fees:  Plaintiff Perspective      
Christopher M. Kilian, Esq., Vice President, Vermont Director

Director, Clean Water and Healthy Forests Program
Conservation Law Foundation, Montpelier, VT

Lessons for Defendants in RCRA Citizen Suits Against Recyclers and Landowners – Beneficial Use Versus Sham Recycling and the Permit Shield  
Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD

Thursday, January 4, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Energy Industry and Changing Perspectives on Federalism: A Vacuum in Washington Filled by State Momentum Toward a Carbon-Reduced Future and Regional-Focused Climate Policies              
Jonathan D. Schneider,
Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Washington, DC

The Path Forward for Local, State, and Regional Climate Policies and Actions: Obstacles & Solutions

Aladdine Joroff, Clinical Instructor and Staff Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA                                     

4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
More Fun with Ethics at the Movies

Larry J. Cohen,
Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

Friday, January 5, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.              
Homeowner Association Governance of Land Use and Environment: From Green Lawns and Lush Landscaping  to Energy Efficiency and Solar Panels to Rain Barrels and Clothes Lines to Vehicle Charging Stations, and More
Mary Goodhue Deutsch, Deutsch & Associates, Escondido, CA

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.               
Conservation Easements and Other Tax Tips for 2018
John (Jack) C. Sawyer, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               
Assessing the Past, Present, and Future of Aesthetic Land Use Regulation: Historic Preservation, Design Review, Signs, and More
Brian J. Connolly, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti  PC

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Top 10 Land Use Cases of the Year
Dwight Merriam,
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, CT

Saturday, January 6, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Real Estate Development Prospects Under the Trump Administration: The Developer in Chief
Fred L. Schubkegel, Varnum LLP, Kalamazoo, MI

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Municipalities and Developers: The Latest on Mutually Beneficial Development Agreements
Sarah Rockwell, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Denver, CO

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Recent Developments in Assessing Chemical Releases to the Environment and Implications for Redevelopment, Land Use, and Liability
Michael  R. Garry, Ph.D.  Exponent, Bellevue, WA 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.              
Update on Regulatory Taking Law: Supreme Court Cases on the Outer Limits of Federal, State and Municipal Land Use Controls and Environmental Regulation            
Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, MA

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Plenary Sessions

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
The Ethical Boundaries of Adversary Investigations

Addressing the Need for Information About Your Adversaries, Including Such in Intellectual Property Disputes

Investigative Techniques Generally, and Use of Private Investigators, Specifically

Applicable Law and Rules, Including Rules 4.1 (a), 4.2, 4.3, 4.4(a), 8.4(c), and 5.3 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Potential Penalties and Consequences for Violations

Case Analyses and Hypotheticals

Presented by Michael Chiappetta, Senior Legal Editor, Intellectual Property & Technology, Practical Law, New York, NY.  Your speaker will share with you his experiences in the intellectual property practice area along with how such ethical considerations may apply in other practice areas and other practice area examples

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     
Plenary Session Planned by CBA-CLE

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