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24th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference

Sponsored by:

Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
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Environmental Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association ~~~~~~~
Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of The Mississippi Bar

SANDESTIN GOLF and BEACH RESORT

Destin, Florida

June 19, 2015

2015 PRACTICE UPDATE:

THE FUTURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT

ASSET PROTECTION AND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, COASTAL AND WETLANDS ISSUES

ETHICS

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction

    Joel Kuehnert, Esq.

    Program Chair, Alabama State Bar Environmental Law Section
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (Birmingham, AL)

  • How We Got Here: The Evolution and Future of Environmental Law Practice

    Adam Babich, Esq.
    Tulane University Law School (New Orleans, LA)

    William S. Cox, III, Esq.
    Lightfoot Franklin & White (Birmingham, AL)

    A. Robert Greene, Esq.
    Cumberland School of Law (Birmingham, AL)

  • Release Reporting Requirements: We Don’t Really Have to Report This, Do We?

    Mike McCown, P.G.
    PPM Consultants (Birmingham)

    Alan Truitt, Esq.
    Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter (Birmingham)

  • Turning Liabilities Into Assets: Helping Clients Return Problem Properties to Productive Use

    Tyson Hackenberg and Mark Goodson
    CB&I Environmental Liability Solutions, LLC (Baton Rouge, LA)

    Jeff Hebert
    Executive Director, City of New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (New Orleans, LA)

    Elizabeth Sims
    The Freshwater Land Trust (Birmingham)

  • BREAK

  • Dealing With Community Opposition to Development Projects: Strategies for Success

    Al Edwards
    Corporate Environmental Risk Management (Atlanta, GA)

  • Modernizing Asset Protection: A Breakdown of the Alabama Limited Liability Law of 2014

    Vaughn McWilliams, Esq.
    Haskins Jones, LLC (Birmingham, AL)

  • LUNCH

    LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

  • Southeastern Regulatory Update: Protecting and Regulating the Environment in a Political Landscape

    Christopher G. Wells, Esq.
    Chief of Staff, Mississippi Dept. of Environmental Quality (Jackson, MS)

    Vernon Barnett, Esq.
    Executive Counsel, Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management (Montgomery, AL)

    Jeffrey H. Wood, Esq., Moderator Balch & Bingham (Washington, D.C.)

  • Alternative Energy: Opportunities and Obstacles in Solar Energy Projects in the Southeast

    Chris Bowles, Esq.
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings (Nashville, TN)

    Katie Ottenweller, Esq.
    Southern Environmental Law Center (Atlanta, GA)

    Matthew Bowden, Esq.
    Alabama Power Company (Birmingham, AL)

    Blair Schoof and Clint Lloyd, Esq. Strata Solar, LLC (Chapel Hill, NC)

  • Status Report: The State of Recycling in Alabama

    Alan Gurganus
    Alabama Environmental Council (Birmingham)

  • BREAK

  • Coastal Update: Litigation, Restoration, and Wetlands Mitigation Banking

    Bessie Antin Daschbach, Esq.
    Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison (New Orleans, LA)

    Melissa Gordon Pringle, Ph.D
    Allen Engineering and Science (Jackson, MS)

    Ray Robbins, Esq.
    Westervelt Ecological Services (Tuscaloosa, AL)

  • Ethics and Professional Conduct – Your Professional Role Really Does Matter

    Trudy D. Fisher, Esq.
    Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada (Jackson, MS)

    Mike McCown, P.G.
    PPM Consultants (Birmingham, AL)

    Neil Johnston, Sr., Esq. Hand Arendall (Mobile, AL)

    Susan Floyd King, Esq., Moderator Jones Walker (Jackson, MS)

  • RECEPTION

    Reception on the Beach Walk Pool Deck for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and their families

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

MCLE Credit: This course has been approved by the Alabama State Bar and The Mississippi Bar for a maximum of 6.8 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, and by the Louisiana State Bar for a maximum of 6.75 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.

VENUE

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W.,

Destin, Florida 32550.

2015 Program Sponsors:

CB&I Environmental Liability Solutions Bhate Environmental Associates Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
PPM Consultants
Southeast Engineering + Consulting TTL, Inc.
Liskow & Lewis
Action Environmental
Allen Engineering and Science
Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure Balch & Bingham
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
Bullock Environmental
Burr & Forman
Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada Corporate Environmental Risk Management The Eidson Company
Elev8ed Photo
Environmental Standards
FC&E Engineering
Freedom Court Reporting
Golder Associates
Hand Arendall
Haskins Jones, LLC
Highland Technical Services
Jones Swanson Huddell & Garrison
Jones Walker
Lightfoot Franklin & White
Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program Maynard Cooper & Gale
Mississippi - Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program PM Environmental
Pritchett Environmental & Property Law
Spectrum Environmental Starnes Davis Florie
Terracon Consultants Thompson Engineering
Tom Joiner & Associates Walter Schoel Engineering Co. Westervelt Ecological Services AquAeTer
Bainbridge Mims Rogers & Smith
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver Discovia
Environ International Corporation
Inspired Review
Kean Miller
Southern Environmental Law Center
Thames Batre Insurance