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31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

Join us at the 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School being hosted by the Florida Chamber Foundation.

July 18-21, 2017
Location: Harbor Beach Marriott
Address: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA | View Map
Booth # 306

The following sessions feature some of Dean Mead’s attorneys as speakers:

Weds., July 19, 2017:  8:30 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.
SELLING AND FINANCING OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTIES: WHAT IS THE RISK TOLERANCE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES?
While there are definitely incentives for redeveloping properties with perceived or actual environmental concerns, working with lenders in securing financing for the same may present additional challenges. Hear what the experts working for banks, equity capital, and other sources of finance have to say. What do lenders and equity investors need to meet their internal lending criteria? How do they manage environmental risks in their portfolios? Are traditional banks all the same? What’s available from non-traditional lending sources? How do they and their attorneys view the recent evolution of FDEP’s institutional controls policy? Our panelists will provide answers to these questions and much, much more! Join this new and interactive panel discussion as our experts provide insight into funding options and environmental risk management for redevelopment projects.

Instructors: Anna Long (Moderator), Mary Hurley, Jennifer Pollock, Ralph DeMeo

Weds., July 19, 2017:  3:30 P.M. – 5:10 P.M.
WHEEL OF REGULATION: A TOPICAL DISCUSSION ON VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE REGULATIONS AND APPROACHES FOR SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS WITH REGULATORY AGENCIES
An interactive discussion focused on case studies, the associated regulatory requirements and techniques for ensuring sure and positive dialogue for communicating with environmental regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Preparation, organization, as well as an understanding of both the regulation and the processes, can go a long way to facilitating a smoother and certainly more positive outcome. In addition to being technically prepared, knowing the agency representatives, their role in the organization, and their scope of authority can be as critical as having a thorough understanding of the applicability of the various rules and regulations. Here’s your chance to interact with real case studies, discuss which techniques were successful (or not) and receive expert advice from four instructors who’ve learned these lessons.

Instructors: Peter Partlow, Amanda Brock, Anna Long, Liz Johnson

Fri., July 21, 2017: 8:30 A.M – 10:10 A.M
STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING LITIGATION UNDER NEPA, CWA, AND ESA AND UPDATES ON EVOLVING REGULATIONS AND POLICIES UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Public and private sector projects located near wetlands, endangered species habitat or other protected areas are often opposed by individuals and organizations during permitting proceedings as well as in federal court. Effective permitting of such projects requires a grasp of the changes in the requirements or enforcement of these federal laws under the Trump administration. This seminar focuses on how to build a winning record and strategies for supporting or attacking permitting decisions in the courtroom. This course is ideal for managers and consultants who work on large or controversial projects involving wetlands, endangered species or protected natural resources.

Instructors: John Wharton (moderator), Mike Dennis, John Lesman, Kerri Barsh

 

Learn more or register for the 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.