On Demand Webcast

19th Annual Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law Conference 2018

Comprehensive coverage and updates

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Thursday, 10/25/2018, 9:15 am–5:00 pm
Recorded Webcast, www.mcle.org, Recorded Webcast
6 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Serious environmental and land use attorneys know that MCLE’s Annual Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law Conference is “the place to be” on February 8th. Join your colleagues at this premier event to learn what happened in the legislature, state agencies, and courts, and what’s new at the municipal level. Find out what you need to know for your clients and your career, and catch up on what you missed during this busy year. 

The Conference is designed for both attorneys who have been coming, or practicing in the field, for years as well as for those new to this practice area. For those who have attended the Conference in prior years, attending annually refreshes your knowledge and helps keep you up-to-date on the latest developments. And for those new to the Conference, attending is a great way to broaden and deepen your knowledge by learning from well-known experts who have been tracking trends, cases, and statutory changes of which you need to be aware. 

Among the topics covered this year are surveys of important court decisions, new programs and initiatives at EPA and DEP, and presentations on key energy law trends of practical note to attorneys. The agenda concludes with a roundup of significant evolving practice areas affecting environmental and land use clients. 

Leading practitioners in the field and accomplished MCLE speakers and authors share their practical expertise. Get what you need directly from the experts. 

Come EARLY to meet and reconnect with colleagues at the NETWORKING BREAKFAST!

8:45 am–9:15 am
Networking Breakfast! Come Early!
9:15 am–9:20 am
Welcome and Introduction
Pamela D. Harvey, Esq.
Gregor I. McGregor, Esq., McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, Co-Chair
9:20 am–11:20 am
Survey of Cases: Significant Jurisprudence for Massachusetts Attorneys Environmental Permitting Litigation
Environmental Permitting Litigation
Environmental and land use litigation, including jurisdiction, standing, procedure, discovery, expert witnesses, remedies, and important holdings.
Mary K. Ryan, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Subdivision and Zoning Cases
Presentation of the leading Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court, Land Court, and Superior Court Decisions dealing with the Subdivision Control Act and the Zoning Act, including standing, board powers, and moratoria.
Martin R. Healy, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston
DEP and Home Rule Cases
An annual compilation of state environmental agency rulings, DEP administrative cases, and court decisions on wetlands and other topics, plus court rulings under municipal Home Rule and environmental bylaws
Richard A. Nylen, Jr., Esq., Lynch, DeSimone & Nylen LLP, Boston
40B Cases
Court cases related to affordable housing projects under G.L. c.40B and other land use cases
Paul J. Haverty, Esq., Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty LLC, Concord
Mark Bobrowski, Esq., Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty LLC, Concord
11:20 am–11:30 am
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Government Updates from EPA and DEP
EPA Update
New regulations and program initiatives at the EPA, including air, water, hazardous waste, and climate change
Carl F. Dierker, Esq., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Boston
MassDEP Update
An update from the Commissioner on current priorities in policies, regulatory development, and enforcement.
Martin J. Suuberg, Esq., Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm–2:15 pm
Keynote Presentation: The Boston and Regional Development Boom: Implications for Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Practice
Marc Draisen, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston
2:15 pm–3:00 pm
Energy Law
Energy Resources
The changing landscape of energy resources and facilities
Julie P. Barry, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston
Energy Projects
Overcoming barriers to renewable energy projects in the current market
Jonathan S. Klavens, Esq., Klavens Law Group, PC, Boston
3:00 pm–3:10 pm
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:10 pm–5:00 pm
Significant Evolving Practice Areas:
Trends in Land and Water Conservation Law
Article 97, public trust waterfront rights, historic preservation, and related Home Rule bylaw and/or conservation restrictions
Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Esq., Law Office of Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Milton
Brownfields Redevelopment & 21E Update
C. Dylan Sanders, Esq., Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston
Strategies for Challenging Land Use and Real Estate Litigation
Building the record in bylaw cases, special strategies in Land Court litigation, choosing experts, managing testimony of expert witnesses.
Diane C. Tillotson, Esq., Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston
Climate Change: Update on Mitigation and Adaptation
New Massachusetts regulations and programs; status of regional and federal programs.
Aladdine D. Joroff, Esq., Harvard Law School, Cambridge

Please Note

MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electonically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

Table of Contents

Cochair

Keynote Speaker

Marc Draisen, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston

Faculty

Mark Bobrowski, Esq., Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty LLC, Concord
Paul J. Haverty, Esq., Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty LLC, Concord
Aladdine D. Joroff, Esq., Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Jonathan S. Klavens, Esq., Klavens Law Group, PC, Boston
Richard A. Nylen, Jr., Esq., Lynch, DeSimone & Nylen LLP, Boston
Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Esq., Law Office of Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Milton
C. Dylan Sanders, Esq., Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston

Speaker(s)