Law Seminars International Presents: Call from Anywhere for a 90 Minute Expert Advanced Practice Skills TeleBriefing on

Valuing Real Property Contamination
Strategies to employ for real property transactions, insurance disputes and associated litigation

January 16, 2014
Call in from Anywhere!
11 am-12:30 pm Pacific / 2-3:30 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Attorneys, real estate professionals and consultants involved with transactions of properties with environmental contamination issues

Why You Should Call In

How do you determine and then prove how much environmental contamination affects the value of real property? That question comes up in the course of transactions, in insurance disputes, when accounting, in litigation over transactions and indemnifications, in property tax disputes, and countless other scenarios. While it appears straightforward, it can be a surprisingly complicated question.

For example, should you just deduct the cost of cleanup from the value of the property "clean?" If so, how do you determine "clean" value of property with a long industrial history? What technical and legal questions come into play when estimating cleanup costs? Finally, who should pay when cleanup estimates turn out to be wrong?

This 90-minute Advanced Practice Skills TeleBriefing will feature practical advice for both determining the impact of contamination on property value and litigating questions related to property valuation disputes. Our expert panel includes experienced environmental practitioners David G. Mandelbaum (Greenberg Traurig LLP) and James A. Bruen (Farella Braun + Martel LLP), as well as J. Chris Herin, (Geosyntec Consultants) a hydrogeologist who will provide a technical perspective on environmental risk management. We hope you can join in the discussion.

What You Will Learn

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

11:00 am

Valuing Real Property Contamination

Introduction & Overview

David G. Mandelbaum, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Greenberg Traurig LLP / Philadelphia, PA

Practioner Perspective

James A. Bruen, Esq., Partner
Farella Braun + Martel LLP / San Francisco, CA

Consultant Perspective

J. Chris Herin, P.G., Principal Hydrogeologist
Geosyntec Consultants / West Palm Beach, FL

12:30 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



Individual rate: $195

Group rate: $130 per person attending on the same line

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Contact our office for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

This TeleBriefing qualifies for 1.5 Washington CLE credits. For CLE credits in other states:

We will apply for credits in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY (experienced attorneys only), OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY.

You can self-report for credits in: CO, DE, FL, HI, MT, and NJ.

CLE credits currently are not available in: DC, MA, MD, MI, OH, or SD.

If you need other types of credits, please call us at (206) 567-4490.

Call In Info

The dial-in number and a link to the materials will be emailed to you the day before the TeleBriefing. All orders are processed within one business day of receipt.

If You Cannot Dial In

An entire audio recording and the written materials are available for $195. You may choose to receive the files via email, on a CD or on a flash drive. Programs are available 48 hours after the TeleBriefing or from the date we receive payment. CD and flashdrive orders are sent via First Class mail within two business days after the TeleBriefing or from the date we receive payment.
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Cancellation & Substitution

You may substitute another person at any time or receive a recording of the program (see If You Cannot Attend).

Our Distinguished Panel

David G. Mandelbaum, Moderator, is partner at Greenberg Traurig LLP and is Co-Chair of the firm's Environmental Practice. Mr. Mandelbaum represents clients faced with problems under the environmental laws that have no conventional solution, or for which the conventional solution would yield an unacceptable result. While he regularly represents clients in lawsuits, he does not restrict his practice to litigation and has helped clients achieve satisfactory outcomes through regulatory negotiation or private transactions.

James A. Bruen, is partner in Farella Braun + Martel LLP's Environmental Law Department and Product Law Department. Mr. Bruen's practice includes representation of industry, universities and governmental institutions in complex domestic and international products and environmental counseling and litigation. He is also a highly regarded expert in product stewardship with wide-ranging experience in product design, manufacturing, distribution and stewardship issues, as well as on plant sitings, plant closures, raw material sourcing, EHS management systems, codes of conduct, effluent guidelines and other sustainable development issues.

J. Chris Herin, P.G., principal hydrogeologist, is a leading practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization where he focuses on the mitigation of environmentally impaired properties, environmental compliance, due diligence (All Appropriate Inquiry), and cost-to-cure estimates. He also specializes in groundwater studies, contaminant fate and transport evaluations, and waste management. He is often tapped to serve as a technical expert in litigation on these issues.