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Environmental and natural resource conflicts are often contentious and controversial. These disputes typically cross jurisdictional boundaries, involve multiple institutions, and impact diverse stakeholders. They also tend to involve complicated scientific principles.
This program, presented by Pamela Esterman of Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C., will discuss dispute resolution strategies that have been used successfully to resolve these matters. Examples discussed will include siting disputes, allocating liability for waste disposal, determining water rights, managing climate change measures, and compensating toxic tort victims. The program will conclude with a review of governmental and private dispute resolution resources that are well suited to address the challenges of resolving such disputes.
Pamela Esterman has practiced environmental law for over thirty years with the law firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. in New York City. Her experience at the firm includes handling the environmental aspects of business and real estate transactions, litigating complex multi-party hazardous waste cases, and obtaining permits and approvals for development projects. For the last twenty years, Ms. Esterman is an active mediator. She has helped to resolve hundreds of cases including business/commercial, construction, environmental, employment discrimination, personal injury and civil rights matters. She serves on the mediation panels for numerous federal and state courts.
Ms. Esterman is the co-planning chair of the annual
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