27th Annual Environmental Law Update (2015)
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About the Program
Endorsed by the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Who should watch:
- Environmental attorneys
- Agriculture attorneys
- Real estate attorneys
- Business attorneys
- Construction attorneys
- Municipal attorneys
How you’ll benefit:
- Understand key developments in environmental regulations and environmental case law
- Stay current and be able to advise your clients about upcoming or recent regulatory changes
- Learn what due diligence means when it comes to real estate developments
- Explore ethical considerations in real estate transactions
Because it’s anything but elementary
The protection and preservation of natural resources generates a myriad of legal issues, which are continually adapting to scientific discovery, industrial evolutions, and political climates. The 27th Annual Environmental Law Update hits the ground running with the latest state and federal developments regarding air, land, and water. Examine critical matters surrounding contamination, compliance, and development including:
- Current issues in insurance coverage law and environmental claims
- The PSC’s role in project siting – lessons learned and how you can prepare
- Developing issues in real estate – ASTM standards, contracting, and brownfield/greenfield considerations
Plus, real estate transactions and negotiations often raise complicated ethical concerns for the attorneys involved. Explore these situations and learn the answers to common ethics questions encountered by environmental lawyers.
Change is in the air… and water
Get updates on state and federal air and water regulations with lively panel discussions covering hot-button issues. Find out what’s been decided, and what’s still “up in the air” regarding compliance with new MACT rules for Greenhouse Gas emissions and other regulatory concerns. On the water side of things, learn how the phosphorus variance is playing out statewide, and how the Waters of the United States rule impacts the Clean Water Act.
Make a new connection
You’ll also get the chance to meet the new Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin DNR, Mike Bruhn, as he shares current and upcoming DNR initiatives, and what they could mean for you and your practice. Bruhn will also discuss his role under the new Deputy Secretary, Kurt Thiede. Don’t miss this great opportunity!