Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation

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31st Annual National CLE Conference®

Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation Program

Program Co-Chairs:

Yvette Lowney, Exponent Inc., Boulder, CO

Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD

Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Associates PC, Boston, MA

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

3:00-7:00 p.m.


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Buying and Selling Dirty Property: Ten Tactical Tips and Sample Documents

Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Associates PC, Boston, MA

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Brownfield Redevelopment — Contaminated Property: Remediation and Redevelopment

Frank ChmelikChmelik Sitkin & Davis PS, Bellingham, WA

Thursday, January 9, 2014

7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Water Pollution/Storm Water/Wetlands:Tougher Rules on New Facilities and Retrofitting the Existing

Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD                                     

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Groundwater Supply: Political and Legal Case Studies Around the Nation

Bruce Tepper, R. Bruce Tepper ALC, Los Angeles, CA                           

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA

5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)

Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH

6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception


Friday, January 10, 2014

7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Pipeline Issues  

Heidi Tillquist, Principal, Environmental Services, Stantec, Fort Collins, CO      

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Meeting the Challenges of Lean Government: The Privatized and Self-Help Trend

Brian J. ConnollyOtten Johnson, Denver, CO

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Top Ten Land Use Law Decisions of 2013: From Zoning to Regulatory Takings

Dwight MerriamRobinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, CT

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. How to Assess Environmental Risk When Skiing Through the Moguls of Real Estate Transactions

Yvette Lowney, Exponent Inc., Boulder, CO

Dr. Charles Menzie, Exponent Inc., Alexandria, VA

Saturday, January 11, 2014

7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Tax Tips for Landowner, Developer, Utility, Government and Investments: Savings for Your Clients

Jack SawyerAlston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Keeping Land Conservation Contributions “Qualified” Under the Federal Tax Rules

Stefan Nagel, Of Counsel, Law Office of Stephen J. Small, P.C., Newton, MA

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

What Lawyers Need to Know About the Administration’s New  Climate Change/Global Warming Initiatives

Peter J. KirschKaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Denver, CO

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Malpractice Issues Involving Climate Change: Client Pitfalls and New Work for Attorneys 

Steven HochMorris Polich & Purdy, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, January 12, 2014

7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits

The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor IIIFounding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY

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