The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section present
2011 ELULS Annual Update: Power to the People

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: August 11-13, 2011
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard * Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 * 800-457-4653

Course No. 1284R

This course provides a comprehensive update for environmental & land use law.


12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Late Registration

1:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks/Introduction

1:40 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Keynote Address - Power to the People: What’s Energy Got to Do with It?
Charles E. Sieving, NextEra Energy, Inc.

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Energy Innovations: From Siting to Financing “Green” Energy Projects
Sarah M. Doar, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Patrice F. Boyes, Patrice Boyes, P.A.
Erin L. Deady, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

3:35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Environmental Justice and Ethical Considerations in Energy Development
Jeanne M. Zokovitch-Paben, Barry University School of Law
B. Suzi Ruhl, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Climate Change Litigation Update
Douglas M. Halsey, White & Case LLP

4:40 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Legislative Update
Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr., Holland & Knight LLP
Terry E. Lewis, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

5:25 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Session Summary and Announcements

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
E Sciences, Inc. and Water, Wetlands, Wildlife & Beaches Committee

Concurrent Sessions
A) Track A
B) Track B

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
A) Raining on Your Parade: Evolving Stormwater Management Issues in Florida
Mark W. Ellard, Geosyntec Consultants
Richard J. Budell, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Robert A. Malinoski, Gunster, Attorneys at Law
Donald D. Carpenter, HSW Engineering, Inc.
B) The American Renaissance of Form Based Land Development Regulations
Samuel E. Poole, Berger Singerman
Daniel K. Slone, McGuire Woods LLP
William M. Spikowski, Spikowski Planning Associates

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
A) Resetting the Table: A Pivotal Year for Land Use Practice in Florida
Cari L. Roth, Bryant Miller Olive, P.A.
Janet E. Bowman, The Nature Conservancy
B) Commercial Lending Update: From Lender Liability in Foreclosures to Current Market
Stacy Watson May, Stacy Watson May, P.A.
Daniel D. Richardson, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Michael I. Maguire, BB&T
Randy A. Muller, Bank of America

10:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

10:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
A) The Future of Offshore Energy After Deepwater Horizon
Jeffrey A. Collier, Greenberg Traurig, P. A.
J. Keith Tolson, Geosyntec Consultants
Martha M. Collins, Collins Law Group
B) Smart Growth and Mobility: A Tale of Two Cities
T.R. Hainline, Jr., Rogers Towers, P.A.
Steven J. Wernick, Bilzin Sumberg, LLP

11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
A) Fisheries Update
Ross S. Burnaman, Ross Stafford Burnaman, Attorney at Law
Quilla E. Miralia, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
B) Update on Waste Management and Recycling
Carl Eldred, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Christopher D. McGuire, Department of Environmental Protection

12:05 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Section Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Recent Trends in NEPA
Moderator: Susan L. Stephens, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Christina Storz, US Army Corps of Engineers
Gene Stillman, Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Douglas P. Manson, Manson Law Group, P.A.

2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Administrative Update I: Recent Decisions
Mary F. Smallwood, GrayRobinson, P.A.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Administrative Update II: Tips for Effective and Ethical ELUL Practice at DOAH
Hon. Bram D.E. Canter, Division of Administrative Hearings
Hon. J. Lawrence Johnston, Division of Administrative Hearings

4:15 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
General Counsels’ Roundtable
Moderator: Timothy J. Center, Collins Center for Public Policy
Christopher D. McGuire, Department of Environmental Protection
Deborah K. Kearney, Department of Community Affairs
TBD, South Florida Water Management District
Harold G. “Bud” Vielhauer, Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Lorena A. Holley, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

5:40 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


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