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Thursday, July 21 • 1:30pm - 3:10pm
OOO. & PPP1. Florida Brownfields: A Comprehensive Technical, Regulatory, And Legal Update (Part 1 of 2)

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Part 1: This panel will examine the current state of regulatory and financial incentives as well market dynamics, financing considerations, and other concerns that help private developers and local governments collaborate to overcome the risk, limit the liability, and manage the cleanup costs associated with taking title to and redeveloping contaminated sites.  Specific examples of successful and profitable projects and the community benefits they create will be discussed.

Part 2: A comprehensive discussion of applicable Florida and federal rules and best management practices will be presented by a leading panel of Florida experts who will also provide a replicable, scalable, and easy-to-follow path for private development principals, local government planners, lenders, and other brownfield stakeholders. In addition, this year we will discuss and debate the recently proposed Brownfields legislation on Agricultural lands that would affect how former agricultural land is redeveloped in Florida. This legislation has the potential to be a paradigm change in how will Florida manage its relentless growth and it is one of the hottest topics in Brownfields in Florida. After this class, attendees will be well-positioned for success.

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Michael Goldstein

Managing Partner, Goldstein Environmental Law
Michael R. Goldstein is the Managing Shareholder of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A., president of the Goldstein Brownfields Foundation, president of the Goldstein Brownfields Group, co-CEO of Goldstein Kite Environmental Redevelopment Partners, former Chairman of the Miami-Dade... Read More →
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Rick Burgess

Shareholder, GUNSTER
Rick Burgess joined the firm in 1994. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV ratedattorney who practices exclusively in the area of environmental law for a broad range of clients, including developers, agricultural interests, public and private companies and financial institutions.Rick has... Read More →
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Robyn Neely

Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, Akerman LLP
Robyn Neely focuses her practice on environmental site contamination issues related to real estate and corporate sales and acquisitions, and leases, including pre-acquisition, pre-leasing and pre-foreclosure due diligence analysis. Her practice also includes managing the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties and brownfield... Read More →
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Maribel Nicholson-Choice

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Maribel is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office with a concentrated practice in local government, environmental, and land use law. With 30 years of experience which includes local government, environmental, land use, brownfields, construction with an emphasis... Read More →
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Tom Lewis

Northwest Florida Environmental Department Manager, Terracon
Mr. Lewis is a Senior Associate working in Terracon’s Tallahassee office. With over 27 years of consulting experience in the State of Florida, he is responsible for scoping and implementing a broad range of site assessment projects for private and public sector clients across the... Read More →
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Mike Schackne

Senior Project Manager, Langan

Theresa Booeshaghi

Program Administrator, Department of Environmental Protection

Janet Peterson

National Practice Leader, Apex Companies, LLC
I am the Miami office manager with Apex Companies. I have over 30 years of experience in the environmental assessment and remediation industry in Florida and have managed the assessment and remediation of hundreds of sites throughout Florida, ranging from dry cleaning solvent assessment... Read More →
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Steve Hilfiker

President, Environmental Risk Management
Steve Hilfiker is founder and President of Environmental Risk Management, Inc. (ERMI).  He has served in a variety of industry association roles since 1991.  Currently, he serves on the Board of the Florida Ground Water Association and is the Chair of the Environmental Committee... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2022 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
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