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34th Annual Florida Environmental Permitting Summer School Conference

The Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida.  Program features the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.  GT Attorneys presenting include:

Wednesday, July 22, 1:30 pm – 3:10 pm ET
Presenter:  Christopher Torres, Shareholder (Tampa, Environmental Litigation)
Avoiding Public Hearing Pitfalls:  Preparation, Presentation, and Legal Challenges
This panel provides practical and legal insights into managing public hearings before local governments from both the private party and local government perspective.  It specifically addresses issues arising in connection with public hearings and how to deal with denials by and challenges to local government decisions.  This presentation will focus on strategic matters, provide useful tips, examine new and developing legal issues, and address technical issues.

Wednesday, July 22, 3:30 pm – 5:10 pm and Thursday, July 23, 3:30 pm – 5:10 pm ET
Presenters:  Jillian C. Kirn, Shareholder (Philadelphia, Environmental) and Bernadette Rappold, Shareholder (Washington, DC, Environmental)
Federal Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Update
Learn from our panel as they discuss the latest changes to federal environmental policies and regulation under the Trump Administration. This session examines how the policies and roles of the federal agencies are changing across a wide spectrum of issues such as enforcement, agency size, the extent of federal authority over wetlands and waters, and climate change.

Thursday, July 23, 1:30 pm – 5:10 pm, ET
Presenter:  Maribel Nicholson-Choice, Shareholder (Tallahassee, Environmental)
Florida Brownfields: A Comprehensive Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Update
This panel will examine the current state of regulatory and financial incentives as well market dynamics, financing considerations, and other concerns that help private developers and local governments collaborate to overcome the risk, limit the liability, and manage the cleanup costs associated with taking title to and redeveloping contaminated sites. Specific examples of successful and profitable projects and the community benefits they create will be discussed. A comprehensive discussion of applicable Florida and federal rules and best management practices will be presented by a leading panel of Florida experts who will also provide a replicable, scalable, and easy-to-follow path for private development principals, local government planners, lenders, and other brownfield stakeholders.