Hopportunity Knocks: Brownfields, Beer and the Law

Event Description

This event has reached maximum capacity and we are no longer accepting pre-registrations. You may register at the door for standing only option.

Deadline to Register: March 23, 2015

We are pleased to announce a special joint event sponsored by the MSBA section on Environmental, Natural Resource and Energy law and Minnesota Brownfields that will look at the intersection of two movements in Minnesota, the redevelopment of brownfield properties and the craft brewing boom. 

This program starts with a look at current challenges to brownfield redevelopment, including obtaining liability assurance letters, the real world impacts of the 2013 changes in the ASTM Phase I standard and continuing obligations for bona fide prospective purchasers.  We will then look at developing breweries on brownfields including funding stories from DEED, the Surly success and other case studies.

A special happy hour follows for attendees and ENRE section members.

2:00 Check-In/Registration
2:30 Welcome/Introduction
Jeffery Sepesi & Martha Faust
2:35 How to: Breweries on Brownfields - Special Considerations
Phase I, Phase II, Vapor Intrusion
Joseph Maternowski, Hessian & McKasy
Dan Schleck, Halleland Habicht
Jeffery Sepesi, Law Office of Jeffery Sepesi

Assurance Letters & Institutional Controls
Kieran Dwyer, Dorsey & Whitney
Lynne Grigor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

3:40 Brew it up Right - Brownfield Conversions to Breweries
Remediation Process, Public funding, Success Stories
Kristin Lukes , MNDEED
Richard Manser, Barr Engineering
Rockie Kavajecz, Canal Park Brewery

4:45 Final Thoughts

5:00 Happy Hour Reception

CLE Credits:

2.25 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 202305


Section Members and Minnesota Brownfields Members:  $25 (Minnesota Brownfield members: please use Campaign Code "Brownfields" to register)
MSBA Members (But Not ENRE Section Members): $30
Non-MSBA/Minnesota Brownfields Members: $35
Law Students: FREE; $5 if attending social hour  

Join the ENRE Section Now and Attend the CLE for Free!
MSBA members who are not members of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section can join the section and attend this CLE for FREE.  Not available for on-line registration. You must call 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this offer.

Remote Participation:  

Teleconferencing is not available. 

Want more information about the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Surly Brewing Company| Minneapolis Brewery Minneapolis, MN United States