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.
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.