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Remediating Brownfields & Contaminated Properties


Created on June 01, 2020





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

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