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Remediating Brownfields & Contaminated Properties

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Produced on June 01, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program, taught by Linda Shaw, a veteran environmental and land use attorney, will use the progress made during the fifteen-year history of New York State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) as a case study introducing the federal Superfund law, and legal developments in the remediation of contaminated properties. The course will provide an overview of the New York program, including the structure of the program, tax incentives and liability implications for owners and developers, litigation issues, and lessons to be learned by other jurisdictions that are implementing or considering implementing similar programs. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the benefits of Brownfield Cleanup Programs, including tax credit and liability release incentives
  2. Discuss ongoing issues with Brownfield remediation, such as eligibility challenges and emerging contaminants increasing risks
  3. Analyze success stories and cautionary tales from the New York Brownfield program

Credit Information

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Linda R. Shaw

Knauf Shaw LLP

Since March 1998, Linda Shaw has been a partner at Knauf Shaw LLP, an environmental/land use law firm. Her legal practice began in 1990 after receiving her Juris Doctorate and a Masters in International Law and Public Administration and Law degree from St. John’s University, during which time she worked for the City of New York in the Sanitation Department, where she got her start in environmental law and then the Mayor’s Office of Operations. Ms. Shaw is also the owner of a certified State and City of New York woman-owned business - Future Energy Development, LLC – which helps building owners secure grants for energy efficiency projects such as solar farms on brownfields and landfills and combined heat and power units for the last eleven years. Ms. Shaw’s practice is focused on the facilitation of brownfield projects and associated land-use and cost recovery litigation.

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Douglas F.

Explanations were very cogent.

Robert M.

The information and presentation was well presented.

Timothy S.

Great topic.

Wayne K.

Well presented at appropriate level of detail and technical information.

Carole S.

excellent lecture

Mark P.

Excellent presentation about a complicated topic.

Tom D.

Very informative.

Michael W.

Well done primer

Leonora S.

I have participated in a Remediation of a Brownfields Property. This has added to my knowledge base.

Joshua B.

I appreciated the discussion regarding PFAS and other contaminents.

Marian W.

Excellent introduction to brownfields cleanup - appropriate for people new to the field as well as experienced practitioners seeking tips. Rare to find a program that meets objectives for both groups.

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