19th Annual Environmental, Land Use & Energy Law Conference at MCLE in Boston Featured

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Gregor I. McGregor of McGregor & Legere, PC and Pamela D. Harvey will Co-chair the 2018 environmental
law conference for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) on February 8. The place is
MCLE's Conference Center at 10 Winter Place in Boston near Downtown Crossing and the Common.

People may register in person or online and attend in person or the online simulcast. A link to download the conference brochure is at the bottom.

Serious environmental and land use attorneys know that MCLE's Annual Environmental,

Land Use & Energy Law Conference is "the place to be" on February 8, 2018. Attorneys and
other attendees learn what happened in the Legislature, state agencies and EPA, and federal
and state courts, what's new at the municipal level, and what they've missed this year.

The Conference is designed for attorneys who have been practicing in the field for years as
well as those new to this practice area. The speakers are several well-known experts who have
been tracking trends, cases, and statutory changes.

There is a chance to meet and reconnect with colleagues at a networking breakfast. About 60-80
people attend and the same number watch and submit questions live online.

AGENDA

8:45 am-9:15 am Networking Breakfast! Come Early!

9:15 am-9:20 am  — Welcome and Introduction

9:20 am-11:20 am — Survey of Cases: Environmental Permitting Litigation; Subdivision and
Zoning Cases; DEP Administrative and Home Rule Cases; and 40B Affordable Housing Cases

11:30 am-12:30 pm — Government Updates from EPA and DEP

12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm-2:15 pm — Keynote Presentation: The Boston and Regional Development Boom:
Implications for Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Practice

2:15 pm-3:00 pm — The Changing Landscape for Energy Projects

3:10 pm-5:00 pm — Significant Evolving Practice Areas: Trends in Land and Water Conservation
Law; Brownfields Redevelopment and 21E Update; Strategies for Challenging Land Use and
Real Estate Litigation; and Climate Change Update on Mitigation and Adaptation

In addition to a faculty-prepared program book, the materials for this program include MCLE's
updated "Massachusetts Real Estate Law Sourcebook & Citator 2018," which is a compendium of real estate
resources combining the latest statutes, regulations, and judicial and administrative resources,
and summarizing key court decisions from the past year.

Download the conference brochure...

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Gregor I. McGregor, Esq.

GREGOR I. McGREGOR, Esq. is the founder of New England’s oldest environmental law firm McGregor & Associates, PC in Boston, formed in 1975 and now McGregor & Legere, PC. The firm handles all aspects of environmental law, land use, real estate, and related litigation. The firm is a founding member of the Environmental Law Network (ELN), an alliance of specialty law firms, in the United States and abroad, sharing their legal expertise and practical experience for the benefit of their clients. Mr. McGregor enjoys Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for attorneys (AV).

In 45 years of environmental practice, Mr. McGregor's cases in court broke new ground in the law of Environmental Impact Statements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), wetland and floodplain protection under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, hazardous waste cleanup liability and cost-recovery under the Massachusetts Superfund, reduced taxes and tax exemptions for qualified land conservation transactions, constitutional protections for open space and parkland, Home Rule environmental ordinances and bylaws of cities and towns, law enforcement and contempt remedies, and the constitutional doctrine of Regulatory Takings.

Before 1975, Mr. McGregor was an Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts and the first chief of the Attorney General’s Division of Environmental Protection. In that capacity he advised and represented the Commonwealth during the formative years of Massachusetts environmental statutes, agencies, regulations, enforcement and cases in court.

Mr. McGregor is editor of the two-volume treatise on Massachusetts Environmental Law, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.(MCLE). He is co-chair of MCLE’s annual Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Conference and MCLE’s Real Estate and Environmental Law Curriculum Advisory Committee. He received from MCLE in 2013 its Scholar-Mentor Award recognizing his dedication to legal scholarship and leadership.

Mr. McGregor chairs the Environmental Committee of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA) and serves as a member of the REBA Board of Directors. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA), which honored him for his career contributions to legal education and effective advocacy on the Home Rule Doctrine. At the National CLE Conference in Vail, CO, Mr. McGregor co-chairs an annual seminar on Environmental Law, Land Use, Energy & Litigation for attorneys from across the United States.

Mr. McGregor is a long time member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) having served as Board President twice. He has handled several cases for MACC as amicus and is a regular presenter at their annual meeting.

Mr. McGregor is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

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