“What, Me Worry?” – Redeveloping Gas Stations and Other Petroleum Contaminated Sites in New York

September 21, 2016
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue

New York City

Herrick and the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented a symposium on redeveloping gas stations and other petroleum contaminated sites in New York. To view presentations from this conference, click here.

Program and Speakers:

Agency Keynotes: Environmental Zoning, Redevelopment & Beyond: (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

  • Olga Abinader, Deputy Director, Environmental Assessment & Review Division, NYC Department of City Planning
  • Mark McIntyre, Esq., General Counsel, New York City Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation, OER
  • Moderator: Mitch Korbey, Partner and Chair of the firm's Land Use & Zoning Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Gas Station Due Diligence: (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

  • Seth Friedland, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
  • Rich Levato, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Site Restoration

Spill Liens / Oil Spill Fund / Tax Analysis of Brownfield Program: (2:30 PM - 3:15 PM)

  • Phil Bousquet, Founding Member, Bousquet Holstein
  • Karen Mintzer, DEC Regional Attorney and General Counsel, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 2
  • Lawrence Schnapf, Chair, New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and Principal, Schnapf, LLC

Refreshment Break: (3:15 PM - 3:30 PM)

Developers' Case Study: 300 Lafayette: (3:30 PM - 4:15 PM)

  • Avi Kollenscher, Senior Vice President, Related Companies
  • Marcello Porcelli, Chief Executive Officer, LargaVista Companies
  • Moderator: Seth Friedland, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Financial and Environmental Insurance Issues: (4:15 PM - 4:35 PM)

  • Howard Tollin, President, Environmental Services, SterlingRisk Insurance

Lending and Financing: (4:35 PM - 5:00 PM)

  • Christina Uleano, Senior Commercial Lender, Vice President, TD Bank
  • Moderators: Seth Friedland, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Ellen Shapiro, Partner, Herrick Feinstein LLP

Reception: (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)