Marilyn Newman, an attorney in the Environmental Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. will be a speaker at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Seminar “Stormwater & Wetlands Update 2011: Recent Regulatory Developments.” The program will take place on June 13 at the MCLE Conference Center in Boston.
The MCLE seminar brings together high-ranking USEPA officials, experienced private practitioners, and public interest lawyers to discuss the most significant recent federal regulatory developments, as well as what the future holds for regulating stormwater and wetlands in Massachusetts. Ms. Newman and her fellow presenters will share insights about the continuing transformation of these federal and Massachusetts regulatory programs.
Ms. Newman, who is Special Counsel in the firm’s Boston office, focuses her practice on the planning, permitting, financing, and construction of public and private development projects. She also provides environmental counsel to clients regarding regulatory compliance, cleanup, and transactional issues.
Ms. Newman has assisted clients in securing local, state, and federal environmental approvals for a wide range of projects, including numerous transit-oriented and mixed-income residential communities throughout Greater Boston, construction and improvement of regional electric and gas service corridors, waterfront development in and around Boston Harbor, educational and medical campus improvements, major retail facilities, and a natural gas pipeline under Massachusetts Bay. Ms. Newman represented Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project regarding environmental impact review and permitting matters, including its major state and federal environmental approvals and related litigation regarding the Project.
She was recently appointed to the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts’ Economic Development Advisory Board, on which she will serve a three-year term. Ms. Newman is a member of the Boston Bar Association Environmental Committee, the NAIOP Massachusetts Environmental Committee, and has served as an appointed member of the National Transportation Research Board's Environmental Law Committee. She frequently participates in public interest and agency advisory groups regarding state environmental regulations and compliance procedures, and was actively involved with major commercial real estate industry groups in commenting on the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s 2009 proposals for significant new state stormwater management regulations.
For more information on the MCLE program, click here.