On Friday, February 23rd, a panel of Shipman & Goodwin environmental, construction and energy attorneys will present this informative and interactive program regarding current and pressing environmental, construction and renewable energy-related issues and opportunities for independent schools. The presenters will address key legal (and practical) issues independent schools often face in their day-to-day operations as well as in connection with a campus building, renovation or demolition project, with particular focus on:

  • Managing Environmental Risks and Hazardous Building Materials (e.g., mold, asbestos, lead, PCBs)
  • Best Practices When Dealing with Outside Environmental Consultants and Contractors
  • Responding to Environmental, Health and Safety Concerns and Crisis Management
  • Best Practices, New Developments and Potential Pitfalls in Construction and Contracting
  • How to Properly Manage Construction Litigation and Dispute Avoidance
  • Facility-wide Energy Planning
  • Important Considerations for Solar and Other Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
  • State Financing Programs for Renewable Energy and Green Building Projects

Attendees will benefit from an engaging discussion with attorneys who regularly assist independent schools with environmental, construction and energy-related matters. The presenters invite your input on particular issues your school is facing and any other matters you would like them to discuss during the presentation. Please provide your suggestions, comments and questions on the registration form if there are specific issues you would like the presenters to address. For more information and to register visit the CAIS website: http://www.caisct.org/hottopics.

WHEN:  February 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
WHERE:  Hamden Hall Country Day School, Beckerman Athletic Center, 225 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

 

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Photo of Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D. Andrew N. Davis, Ph.D.

Andrew Davis, Ph.D., is a partner in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He counsels clients in transactional, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal and state health and safety, hazardous waste, air and water pollution, site development and property transfer laws.

Photo of Aaron D. Levy Aaron D. Levy

Aaron Levy is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group.  Aaron’s practice involves providing environmental regulatory compliance and transactional due diligence and business counseling with respect to a wide range of federal and state environmental, health and…

Aaron Levy is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group.  Aaron’s practice involves providing environmental regulatory compliance and transactional due diligence and business counseling with respect to a wide range of federal and state environmental, health and safety laws. Aaron regularly counsels public entities regarding compliance with remediation requirements under federal and state laws, as well as the abatement of hazardous building materials (e.g., asbestos, lead, PCBs).

Photo of Matthew Ranelli Matthew Ranelli

Matthew Ranelli’s practice includes environmental, energy and land use law. Matt represents schools, municipalities, developers and other end-users regarding clean energy projects, green building standards, energy conservation and efficiency projects, energy savings performance contracts, electric and natural gas purchasing, and managing energy options.

Photo of Laurann Asklof Laurann Asklof

Laurann Asklof practices in the area of construction litigation, representing colleges, universities, public schools and independent schools in various construction projects. She has experience in the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts and the bid process. Laurann is the principal litigator for a…

Laurann Asklof practices in the area of construction litigation, representing colleges, universities, public schools and independent schools in various construction projects. She has experience in the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts and the bid process. Laurann is the principal litigator for a national University’s construction infrastructure programs, acting as its Lead Counsel and primary construction litigator.

Photo of Christine L. Chipman Christine L. Chipman

Christine assists owners, developers, contractors and design professionals with construction-related contracting and procurement matters. She provides guidance to public and quasi-public owners, such as public school districts and universities, in connection with bidding/procurement practices, including statutory and regulatory compliance and bonding and insurance requirements.