Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

3:00-7:00 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Climate Change Law and Changes in Your Practice

  • Clean Air Act
  • Non Clean Air Act
  • Executive Orders
  • White House Initiatives
  • New EPA Regulations and More

Thomas A. Bloomfield, The Gallagher Law Group, Boulder, CO
Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD
John Putnam, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Denver, CO

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7:00-9:00  a.m.
Electric Utilities, Energy Consumers, and Energy Rights

  • 21st Century Utilities: The Electric Industry Grapples with Distributed Generation, Portfolio Mandates, Carbon Auctions, Consumer Retrofits, and Customer-Controlled Facilities
    Jonathan Schneider,
    Stinson Leonard Street, Washington, DC
  • 21st Century Energy Consumers: Who Pays for and Benefits from Modernizing Grids and Alternative Energy Sources and Systems?
    Aladdine Joroff,
    Clinical Instructor and Staff Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA 
  • Energy-Related Rights, Duties and Liabilities in Condominiums, PUDs, Cooperatives, and Other Common Interest Developments
    ary Goodhue Deutsch, Deutsch & Associates, Escondido, CA


3:15-4:15 p.m.
Tax Consequences of Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session
Another Ethical Afternoon at the Movies
Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel,  VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

Friday, January 8, 2016
7:00-8:00 a.m.
How to Use Creative Financing to Buy and Redevelop Brownfields
Kim Lisa Taylor,
Trowbridge Taylor Sidoti LLP, Saint Augustine, FL

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Land Conservation and Historic Preservation Taxation, Including Deductions and Credits for Restrictions
Jack Sawyer, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

3:15 – 4:15p.m.
Red Flags When Buying or Selling a Business
Daniel S. Welytok,
von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, WI
Richard A. Shapack, Shapack Gurrola, PLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fair Housing Law and Affordable Housing Practice
Brian Connolly,
Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, Denver, CO

5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Top Ten Land Use Decisions and Developments in the Past Year
Dwight Merriam, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, CT

Saturday, January 9, 2016

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Doing Business with Tribes: Buying, Selling, Developing, Leasing, and Negotiating Lands and Resources
Fred Schubkegel, Varnum LLP, Kalamazoo, MI

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Land Use/Urbanism Without Effort: Creating Vibrant, Sustainable Urban Areas for the Long Term
Charles R. Wolfe,
Attorney at Law, Seattle, Washington

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Applying the Weight of Evidence Approach to Assessing Human Health and Ecological Risk at Contaminated Sites
Michael R. Garry
, Exponent, Seattle, WA
Margaret E. McArdle, Exponent, Maynard, MA

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Supreme Court Decisions on Regulatory Takings and 10 Years  After Kelo
Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, MA

Sunday, January 10, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION – Truths and Untruths: The Consequences of Lying
• Honorable Kim Goldberger, Senior Judge, Jefferson County
Court, CO

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