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Brown to Green 2011

Brownfields 2011

Redeveloping Brownfields in the Green Mountain State

Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School
June 23, 2011

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About the Conference:

This conference will provide developers and their professional advisors with tools for identifying, transacting, and successfully redeveloping brownfields in Vermont. Panelists include private practitioners, law school professors, government attorneys, and program personnel from federal, state, and regional brownfields programs. Beginning with a case study of a commercial real estate transaction, sessions will guide participants through the transaction and site preparation process. Emphasis will be placed on the state and federal regulatory framework, practical risk management vehicles, environmental investigation, and utilization of financial and technical assistance programs.

Conference Schedule:

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. 
Introductions and Case Study
Mark Latham, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

9:30-10:30 a.m.
The Liability Schemes
Matt Chapman, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Legal Division
Martha Judy, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
How Do I Know I Have a Problem?
Patricia Coppolino, Brownfields Program Coordinator, Vermont DEC
Alan Peterson, EPA Region 1, Targeted Brownfields Assessment Program

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Due Diligence and Limiting Liability
John Watson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Chicago
Matt Chapman

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Environmental Assessment and Clean-up
Patricia Coppolino, Alan Peterson

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Lessons Learned
Rick Genderson, Partner, 100 River Street, LLC
John Meekin, President, Hamilton Group, Partner, 100 River Street, LLC

3:45-4:15 p.m.
Insurance
John Beling, former Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Environmental Protection Division

4:15-4:45 p.m.
Case Study Revisited and Wrap Up
Patricia Coppolino, Martha Judy, Mark Latham, John Watson

Registration Information:

Lawyers (6 Vermont MCLE Credits): $180
Nonlawyers: $100
Vermont Law School Faculty, Staff and Students: Free of charge
Registration fees include program materials (available online after June 15), a continental breakfast, and full lunch.

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Brown to Green 2011 is sponsored by: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Bar Association, Land Use Institute, Vermont Law School

Conference Materials