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Recent Cases and Regulatory Developments

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

MICHAEL B. GERRARD: Thank you very much. I appreciate the introduction. I'm primarily going to be talking about the legal drivers behind clean technology. And by clean technology, I'm going to be focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency, although I'll also talk about some issues with transmission technology and smart grid, advanced coal, and a few others. But before I start with the legal drivers, I want to spend a few minutes on the legal ...

Tax Issues in Financing Alternative Energy Projects and Mainstream Companies' Use of CleanTech

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

SPEAKER: We're now ready to start our next session, which is entitled Tax Issues in Financing Alternative Energy Projects and Mainstream Companies Use of Clean Tech. We have two speakers today, and I'm pleased to introduce them. Let me first introduce David Burton of Akin Gump. David focuses his practice on tax aspects of energy transactions with a particular emphasis on renewable energy sector industries. He has extensive experience structuring ...

The Financing Landscape: What's New, What's Different, What's in the Future?

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

WILLIAM TANENBAUM: Well, I'm now going to make the introduction for our next panel. The title of the panel is The Financing Landscape: What's New, What's Different, and What's in the Future. And we have two very prominent in excellent speakers for this presentation is my pleasure to introduce them to you. The first is Greg Neichin. He's the executive vice president of the Cleantech Group where he leads the firm's global research and advisory activities. ...

Opening Remarks and Introduction

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

MEGHAN CARNEY: Good morning everyone. My name is Meghan Carney and I'm a program attorney with the Practising Law Institute. It's my pleasure to welcome you to today's program, Green Technology Law and Business 2012, Strategies for Investment and IP Protection, What Mainstream Companies Need to Know About Using Cleantech. A welcome to our webcast attendees as well. Before I introduce the chair, I would like to let everyone know that if you visit ...

Convergence of Mainstream Businesses and CleanTech; the Business Case for Sustainability and Cost Reduction, and the Role of IP

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

WILLIAM A. TANENBAUM: It's my pleasure to introduce one of the two speakers for this panel. The second one is myself. And I'm still Bill Tanenbaum. Let me introduce to you David Pearson. David leads the Cleantech practice at Deloitte as its global leader. Deloitte has more than 1,000 specialized Cleantech practitioners that deliver services to diverse, exciting, and fast-growing clients in the area of sustainability. As the global lead, David is ...

Key Provisions in GreenTech Contract Documents and Emerging Antitrust Issues

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Recorded on: Feb. 25, 2012

WILLIAM TANENBAUM: So we're going to go. So I'm now going to introduce the next panel. And the next panel is focusing on two areas. One is contractual documents and key contract provisions. And the second one is on the emerging antitrust issues. I'd like to introduce the two speakers who will address these issues. First, I'm very pleased to introduce my partner, Madeleine Tan, who will address the contractual documents subject matter. Madeleine ...

Environmental Disclosure and Enforcement

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

PHILIP E. KARMEL: Well, we're up to our next segment of the program which is on environmental disclosure and environmental enforcement. And we have two speakers. The first will be on environmental disclosure that will be Betty Moy Huber. She's with the New York City law firm Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Which is one of the top corporate and capital markets law firms in the city. And Betty is the co-head in the environmental group at Davis Polk. She ...

Environmental Due Diligence and Drafting Environmental Provisions in Business and Real Estate Transactions

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

PHILIP E. KARMEL: The next segment of the program is environmental due diligence and drafting environmental provisions in business and real estate transactions. We have three people who will be speaking. The first is Joyce Schlesinger. Joyce is another member of ENVIRON International. The same top-notch environmental consulting firm that David Thomas was from. And Joyce founded the due diligence practice group at ENVIRON, where she's been a consultant ...

Ethical Limits on Discussing Client-Confidential Information with the Client's Other Professionals

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

SPEAKER 1: Well, it's 3 o'clock, so we can start the last segment of our program. I'm very pleased that my law partner, Jim Altman in the New York office of Bryan Cave has agreed to speak to us today. It's a sign of how complex the legal profession is that even lawyers like me need a lawyer, and Jim is my lawyer. And when I run into a sticky situation, which happens, you know, infrequently, meaning once every few years, I go to Jim and he tells me ...

Brownfields, Water Quality, Hydrofracking and Vapor Intrusion

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

PHILIP KARMEL: --water quality, hydrofracking, and vapor intrusion. So it's a bit of a grab bag of different issues. I'm very pleased that we have such a distinguished panel that will be presenting this afternoon. The first presenter will be Kathy Robb. She's a partner in the New York office of Hunton & Williams. Her practice focuses on environmental law, and in particular litigation at the state and federal level pertaining to water, and to ...

Climate Change and Clean Air Act Regulatory Developments

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

PHILIP KARMEL: We're now going to stop talking about things in general, and talk about climate change in particular. The topic of my presentation is regulatory developments in the climate change arena. And if you talk about climate change, you have to always have the science introduction. And since most people are familiar with this already, we're going to do this very quickly. We have the sun and the earth. Rays from the sun hit the earth. Much ...

Opening Remarks and Introduction

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

MEGHAN K. CARNEY: It's my pleasure to introduce to you the chairs of today's program, Philip Karmel and Edward Strohbehn Philip is a partner in the New York office of Bryan Cave, LLP. His practice includes environmental and real estate litigation, environmental counseling, land use matters arising under environmental review statutes and zoning laws, and the defense of toxic tort actions. He has published articles or book chapters on a variety of ...

Practical Aspects of Managing Compliance

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Recorded on: Apr. 13, 2012

PHILIP E. KARMEL: If our next panel could come up. The next set of speakers will be discussing practical aspects of managing compliance. So we have the Code of Federal Regulations and the state counterparts fill up multiple bookshelves, and corporations have very complicated operations. So how does this all get done as a practical matter? And that's what this panel is going to be discussing. We have two speakers. And this is going to be done as a ...

Contracts for Green Buildings: Solving the Split Incentive Problem and Contracting Well for Green Performance 2012 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 23, 2012

AMY TAUB: Greetings. My name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Contracts for Green Buildings, Solving the Split Incentive Problem and Contracting Well for Green Performance. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials ...

Green Design and Green Construction

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Recorded on: Sep. 19, 2012

MEGAN: Now, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the chair of today's program, Patrick J O'Connor, Jr. Pat is a partner with the international law firm of Faegre & Benson LLP. Mr. O'Connor's practice focuses on construction, suretyship and insurance. He also acts as a mediator, arbitrator, and expert witness in construction disputes. Mr. O'Connor is author of Bruner & O'Connor on Construction Law, a seven volume construction ...

Green Leases: The What, When, How and Why

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Recorded on: Oct. 22, 2012

MICHAEL E. MEYER: OK. We're going to start. And it's my pleasure to formally introduce to you Alan Whitson, who is going to talk about green leases. I've always known and admired Alan because he chaired the Model Green Lease Task Force which recently released a Model Green Lease, and I've dealt with him on numerous occasions. I don't think there's anybody who knows more about green leases than Alan. But when you read people's bios, which are all ...

FERC: Policing the Physical Energy Markets 2013 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2013

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello, my name is Amy Taub. And I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, FERC-- Policing the Physical Energy Markets. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Handbook tab in the ...

Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous 2013

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Released on: May. 21, 2013

Taken from the briefing Sierra Club v. EPA: Clean Air Act Permitting Becomes Even More Complicated and Onerous recorded May, 2013.On January 22, 2013, the court in Sierra Club v. EPA, No. 10-1413 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) issued a decision with far reaching implications for sources seeking a Clean Air Act permit under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The decision addressed two screening tools – Significant Impact Levels (SILs) ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2014

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Course Handbook from the program Building Better Construction Contracts 2014, held June, 2014.

EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015

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Published: August 2014

“[If] you have any interaction at all with the EPA, then this is a book you need to have.” – Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Delaware Environmental Law Blog Environmental regulation and enforcement over the past thirty years has evolved from a barely significant effort undertaken primarily by a few federal agencies into a vast nationwide network of federal and state agencies. EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer ...

Directors' and Officers' Liability

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Published: October 2014

The second edition of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability has never been more necessary, providing an up-to-date, straightforward explanation of the obligations of directors and officers of public companies. The book is written and organized so that directors and officers can better understand their duties. Chapters explain the background of an obligation, the manner in which a director or officer can satisfy it, and current trends ...

Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? (Audio-Only)

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Released on: Oct. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? recorded October, 2014.On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) published a rule-making proposal to revise the definition of “waters of the United States,” a key statutory term used to prescribe the extent of federal jurisdiction to regulate a variety of activities under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 79 Fed. Reg. ...

Defining "Waters of the United States": What is at Stake? (Audio-Only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 17, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub. And I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Defining "Waters of the United States," What is at Stake. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the course materials tab ...

Commercial Real Estate Institute 2014 (16th Annual) -- Land Use and Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions

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From the program: Commercial Real Estate Institute 2014 (16th Annual)

Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

Taken from the Web Program 16th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute recorded November, 2014 in New York. Land Use and Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions [01:29:14] A. Environmental Issues in Real Estate Deals Environmental due diligence and disclosure Urban environmental issues (vapor intrusion, demolition, ambient hazards) Key liability issues under federal and state law Other environmental issues (wetlands, ...

Land Use and Environmental Law in Real Estate Transactions

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Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2014

ELLIOT L. HURWITZ: OK, we're going to get this segment started, please. This is going to be our segment on environmental issues in real estate and land use. I'll introduce both speakers now, and they will each do approximately 45-minute segments. Our first speaker on the environmental issues is Phil Karmel. If I read Phil's resume, literally I could not finish it in 45 minutes. Phil is a leader in the bar in this area and in several other areas. He ...

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