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34th Annual National CLE Conference - January 4-8, 2017 - In Snowmass, CO. At the Westin Snowmass Resort
- Top Notch Legal Education - Invaluable Networking Opportunities
- Enjoy World-Class Skiing and Luxurious Resort Accommodations
at the Westin Snowmass Resort!

Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy and Litigation Program

  • Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson PC, Annapolis, MD
  • Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, MA
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Highlights ...

  • Gain Insights from Experts on Important Environmental, Land Use and Energy Issues in a Fun Learning Format
  • Network with Program Faculty Comprised of National Experts from Across the Country
  • Take Advantage of This Unique Opportunity to Get Up to Speed on Current Environmental, Land Use and Energy Issues, Including Climate Change, Solar Generation, Net Zero Energy Buildings, Contamination-Related Rights, Duties and Liabilities in Common Interest Developments, Brownfields Redevelopment and Financing, Tax Tips for 2017, Including Conservation Easements, Zoning and the First Amendment, Regulatory Taking, Cannabis/ Hemp Law, and Chemical Releases to the Environment and the Implications for Redevelopment, Land Use, and Liability

Featuring ...

  • Top-notch speakers - among the best lawyers, judges and experts in the country
  • Cutting-edge topics
  • 16-19 CLE credits, plus ethics credits - accredited in most MCLE states
  • Opportunities for open discussions
  • Networking with fellow attorneys
  • Outstanding resort location - Enjoy the luxurious Westin Snowmass Resort
  • Early morning and late afternoon CLE schedule
  • Special lodging and lift-ticket discounts

Conference Pricing:

  • Registration Before December 21st: $679
  • Registration After December 21st : $779
  • New Lawyers (in practice 5 years or less): $479
  • CLE Elite Pass holders: $429 ($250 off the conference tuition!)
  • New Lawyer Edge Partner: $339.50 (50% off the conference tuition!)

About The Law Education Institute
The Law Education Institute was established in 1980 by Attorneys James J. Podell and Peggy L. Podell for the purpose of presenting outstanding continuing legal education programs. Long active in Bar activities, Jim and Peggy developed the National CLE Conference into one of the preeminent programs in the country.



3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Climate Change - The 2015 Paris Accord, President Obama's Clean Power Plan and Adaptation/Resiliency Tools Being Built into Land Use Laws
  • Timothy R. Henderson, Rich & Henderson, P.C., Annapolis, MD

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Crafting Development Agreements That are Win Wins for Municipalities and Developers
  • Sarah Rockwell, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, Denver, CO


7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Distributed Solar Generation ... Facilities and Generation ... Key to an Environmental Revolution or an Expensive Science Project?
  • Jonathan D. Schneider, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Washington, DC

Net Zero Energy Buildings: What are They and When are They Coming: Government Mandates, Legal Barriers, and Financial Incentives for an Idea Whose Time Has Come?
  • Aladdine Joroff, Staff Attorney, and Instructor, Harvard Law School, Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Cambridge, MA

Legal Issues Arising out of Contamination (from Mold, Asbestos, Meth Lab, Sewage, Cigarettes, Lead and PCBs) in Multi-family Common Interest Developments (Condos)
  • Mary Goodhue Deutsch, Deutsch & Associates, Escondido, CA

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Plenary Session - Cyberliability: Understanding and Preparing for the Risk
A Panel Presentation By:
  • Erica Gann Kitaev, JD, CIPP/US, Managing Editor, Privacy & Data Security, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, Denver, CO
  • Paul Karlsgodt, Baker Hostetler, Denver, CO
  • Samantha Levine, Assistant Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Denver, CO

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION - An Ethical Hour at the Movies
  • Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohens Counsel, Bethel, VT

6:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting Reception - Sponsored by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP


7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Show Me The Money! Traditional and Nontraditional Financing Sources (Including Crowdfunding) for Acquisition and Redevelopment of Brownfields
  • Kim Lisa Taylor, Real Estate Securities Attorney and CA Professional Geologist, Founder of Syndication Attorneys, PLLC, Saint Augustine, FL

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Conservation Easements and Other Tax Tips for 2017
  • John (Jack) C. Sawyer, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Update on Zoning and First Amendment Cases Since the Supreme Courts Ruling on Sign Regulation in Reed v. Town of Gilbert
  • Brian J. Connolly, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, Denver, CO

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Top Ten Land Use Decisions/Developments in the Past Year
  • Dwight Merriam, Robinson+Cole LLP, Hartford, CT


7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Using New Markets Tax Credits to Enhance Your Brownfield Redevelopment Project
  • Fred L. Schubkegel, Varnum LLP, Kalamazoo, MI

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Cannabis/Hemp Law 101: What Practitioners Need to Know
  • Robert Hoban, Hoban Law Group, Denver, CO

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Assessing Chemical Releases to the Environment and the Implications for Redevelopment, Land Use, and Liability
  • Michael R. Garry, Ph.D., Managing Toxicologist, Exponent, Bellevue, WA

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Update on Regulatory Taking Law
  • Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor & Legere, PC, Boston, MA


7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION - Evidence, Judicial Holds, and Social Media: How to Advise Your Clients About Their Social Media Use
  • Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION - Data Security and Your Ethical Responsibilities: Client Data, Discovery Requests, and Wifi ... What Are You Responsible for With Your Data?
  • Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH


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