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Maura E. Blau, counsel in the firm’s Environmental Department, will speak at the Bar Leaders Summit on Climate Change presented by the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. The Summit will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Columbia Law School beginning at 10:30am.  Ms. Blau will speak on the panel “Barriers and Overcoming Them” from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Ms. Blau, a member of the firm’s Alternative Energy & Sustainable Development Practice Group, counsels clients on a broad range of environmental and energy related matters. Her work encompasses environmental assessments and due diligence for complex real estate transactions and public-private partnerships, regulatory interpretation and compliance under ISRA and other environmental statutes, air and water permitting requirements, contaminated site remediation and brownfield redevelopment under New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act and LSRP program, and underground storage tank issues. She works closely with environmental consultants and engineers to identify potential environmental risks, and in the preparation of technical reports and regulatory submissions.

Ms. Blau has a longstanding interest and particular practice focus with respect to alternative energy, sustainable building initiatives and climate change issues. Her experience includes solar energy and cogeneration/combined heat and power (CHP) projects. She closely follows related legislative and regulatory developments at the state, federal and global levels, and played a role in crafting the New Jersey Energy Master Plan as an engineer with the former NJ Department of Energy. She has also completed coursework in Climate Change Law at Pace Law School, offered as part of its environmental LLM curriculum.

Additional information and registration details can be found here