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NYC Waterfront Development Disputes: The Next NYC Environmental Litigation Boom?

NYC Waterfront Development Disputes: The Next NYC Environmental Litigation Boom?

NYC Waterfront Development Disputes: The Next NYC Environmental Litigation Boom?
Presented by the New York Law Journal and JAMS

Program Overview:
The recent wave of NYC waterfront development projects has brought excitement and revitalization to many parts of the City, but the complexities and size of these projects has also given rise to significant environmental disputes, with frequent ties to climate adaptation and related concerns.  Join the New York Law Journal and JAMS for a thorough analysis of disputes tied to these complex projects, including Brooklyn Bridge Park, developments proposed along the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek, Hudson River Park and others.  Our expert panel will look at current disputes, with a focus on resiliency-related issues, and will also discuss future potential developments on the legislative and regulatory side that may impact these important projects.

Moderator: Lester Levy, JAMS

  • Michael Bogin, Partner, Sive, Paget & Riesel
  • Mark Chertok, Partner, Sive, Paget & Riesel
  • Roland Lewis, President/CEO, Waterfront Alliance
  • Karen Mintzer, Regional Attorney, New York State Department and Environmental Conservation
  • Jay Valgora, Principal, StudioV Architecture

Topics include:

  • Regulatory Framework- navigating the complexities of multiple agency reviews
  • Zoning, Land use and Building the New Waterfront
  • Residential Waterfront vs. Strategic Retreat: Political and legal considerations
  • Waterfront Privatization and "Public Trust" Doctrine
  • Shore Public Walkways and Esplanades
  • Resiliency in Building Construction and New Building Codes
  • Brownfields: Remediation of soil, surface water and groundwater contamination
  • FEMA FIRMs and insurance and risk management issues

Date: June 10th, 2015
Time: 8:30am Breakfast and Registration | 9:00am-11:15am Program (including break)
Location: JAMS New York, 620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor, New York, NY 10018
CLE: Two hours credit available in New York & New Jersey
Cost: Complimentary

Click here to register



Featured People

Lester J. Levy, Esq.
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Federal Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Franchise
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
  • Settlement Master/Ombudsman
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
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