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Environmental Due Care, Why Should Corporate Counsel Care?

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register: June 20, 2016

The occupation, use and/or ownership of real property comes with environmental risk and liabilities.  Corporate counsel can mitigate or avoid these risks through environmental due care and environmental risk management.  Join us for a discussion about the elements of comprehensive environmental due care and why and when they matter over the life of a property.  We will cover what environmental liabilities are, how they can be identified and assessed, and how they can be mitigated, managed, and possibly avoided through “comprehensive environmental due care,” the outcomes of recent case law, new professional standards, and recent lessons learned. 


Karlene French, RELA, LLC

Karlene French is a Professional Geologist with over 28 years of experience in the environmental field.  She has a unique perspective on environmental due care, having worked in consulting, regulatory, and industrial settings (in compliance and M&A support) and with regulatory agencies in several states.  Currently, she is owner of RELA, LLC, an environmental advisory firm assisting clients in developing and implementing due diligence and due care strategies for mergers and acquisitions, and Director of Minnesota Operations of Science from Scientists, a nonprofit organization that sends real, charismatic scientists into the classroom every other week during the school year to teach a STEM enrichment program to students in grades 4 through 8.

Katherine A. Roek, Cargill Incorporated

Katie Roek has been practicing environmental, land use, regulatory and energy law for more than ten years, in private practice and now at Cargill. Specifically, Katie supports and partners with Cargill’s protein, metals, animal nutrition and other industrial businesses in environmental and regulatory matters. She has a degree in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan, and received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

Joseph G. Maternowski, Hessian & McKasy, P.A.

Joe Maternowski has more than 30 years’ experience as an environmental law and litigation specialists. His practice at the Hessian & McKasy firm in Minneapolis includes real estate due diligence, environmental compliance and cost recovery litigation.  Joe assists clients on issues ranging from administrative matters before state and federal agencies, to transactional matters and litigation. He has extensive experience in dealing with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Joe received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 221940


CCS Section Member:  Free 
MSBA Member not in the section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $15.00 
Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the CLE. 

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