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McGregor to Co-Chair 24th Annual Environmental Law Conference for Massachusetts Attorneys Featured

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Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) again will host its annual conference on Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law, once again co-chaired by the principal of our firm, Gregor I. McGregor, Esq. This is the 24th year of this gathering of the leading specialists in this field of law.

The panels of legal experts and government officials will cover a busy year of important court rulings, newly passed legislation, agency rulemaking, and enforcement priorities on topics from A to Z (air pollution to zoning) and everything in between.

This year the event will prominently feature the recent passage and enactment of the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA) after 20 years, which already has taken effect, in a keynote address by MA Senator Jamie Eldridge.

Attendees compliment the conference for surveying what attorneys need to know about federal, state, regional, and municipal changes in the law in order to better serve their clients and to understand where this evolving field is moving as it addresses climate change, adaptation and resilience and related energy reform and environmental justice.

Attendees receive digests of the important court cases, new laws, rule changes, and policy announcements, plus MCLE's treatise on Massachusetts Environmental Law, of which Mr. McGregor is the editor, and MCLE's Real Estate Sourcebook, of which conference speaker Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Esq. is the author.

For more information and to Register, please visit MCLE.org >>


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Gregor I. McGregor, Esq.

GREGOR I. McGREGOR, Esq. is the founder of New England’s oldest environmental law firm McGregor & Associates, PC in Boston, formed in 1975 and now McGregor Legere & Stevens,PC (formerly McGregor & Legere PC). The firm handles all aspects of environmental law, land use, real estate, and related litigation. The firm is a founding member of the Environmental Law Network (ELN), an alliance of specialty law firms, in the United States and abroad, sharing their legal expertise and practical experience for the benefit of their clients. Mr. McGregor enjoys Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for attorneys (AV).

In 45 years of environmental practice, Mr. McGregor's cases in court broke new ground in the law of Environmental Impact Statements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), wetland and floodplain protection under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, hazardous waste cleanup liability and cost-recovery under the Massachusetts Superfund, reduced taxes and tax exemptions for qualified land conservation transactions, constitutional protections for open space and parkland, Home Rule environmental ordinances and bylaws of cities and towns, law enforcement and contempt remedies, and the constitutional doctrine of Regulatory Takings.

Before 1975, Mr. McGregor was an Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts and the first chief of the Attorney General’s Division of Environmental Protection. In that capacity he advised and represented the Commonwealth during the formative years of Massachusetts environmental statutes, agencies, regulations, enforcement and cases in court.

Mr. McGregor is editor of the two-volume treatise on Massachusetts Environmental Law, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.(MCLE). He is co-chair of MCLE’s annual Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Conference and MCLE’s Real Estate and Environmental Law Curriculum Advisory Committee. He received from MCLE in 2013 its Scholar-Mentor Award recognizing his dedication to legal scholarship and leadership.

Mr. McGregor chairs the Environmental Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) and serves as a member of the REBA Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA), which honored him for his career contributions to legal education and effective advocacy on the Home Rule Doctrine. At the National CLE Conference in Vail, CO, Mr. McGregor co-chairs an annual seminar on Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy & Litigation for attorneys from across the United States.

Mr. McGregor is a long time member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) having served as Board President twice. He has handled several cases for MACC as amicus and is a regular presenter at their annual meeting.

Mr. McGregor is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

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