New York Partners Phil Karmel and Kevin Healy will present at the Practising Law Institute’s full-day Environmental Regulation 2017 program on June 9.  Phil Karmel is the co-chair of the program, which will discuss recent developments in environmental regulations and case law and their impact on deal negotiations and compliance obligations for regulated entities. The program will be held in New York and will also be webcast, with groupcast locations in New Orleans, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia.

Karmel will present on environmental review and permitting issues for major infrastructure projects, with a focus on the new administration’s promised $1 trillion infrastructure initiative.  Healy will discuss the role of business in addressing climate change and the legal issues attendant to the many voluntary initiatives by businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.  

Karmel has broad experience serving as litigation and regulatory counsel in environmental, land use, real estate and toxic tort matters. He has published works and presented on environmental litigation, toxic torts, director and officer liability, fine particulate matter, cross-state air pollution, lead paint, asbestos, risk assessment, oil spill liability, consumer protection statutes, preemption, arbitration, natural resource damages, the tax assessment of contaminated properties and environmental impact review. 

Healy has practiced environmental and land use law for 43 years. He represents parties in regulatory and permitting matters under the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Clean Water Act and numerous other federal, state and city environmental statutory programs; provides counsel on the environmental aspects of real estate developments; and participates in environmental audits of industrial operations and environmental impact reviews.  He served on the State Climate Change Task Force that led to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and co-chairs the Global Climate Change Subcommittee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject of climate change over the last several years. 

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