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Michael Berman to Address Environmental Liability Valuation During ABA Law Summit in Austin

Release Date: 10/04/12

Michael Berman, P.E., a principal civil and environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Maryland office, is a guest speaker for a technical roundtable luncheon at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' 20th Annual Law Summit and Fall Meeting.

The ABA section's three-day event will be held October 10-13 at the Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th St. in Austin, Texas. Mr. Berman's presentation, "Battle-Tested Environmental Liability Valuation: Defensible Cost Estimates for Decision Makers," is set for noon on October 12.

Geosyntec is proud to be an annual sponsor of the ABA's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources for 2012. This section presents the nation's premier forum for lawyers and other professionals working in areas related to the environment, natural resources, and the energy sector.
 
It includes more than 1,100 members who enjoy opportunities to enhance their professional skills, stay on top of current developments, and broaden their understanding of various legal issues that apply to the nation's natural resources and energy infrastructure.

The theme for this year's fall meeting is "Our Tangled Web of Energy Policies and Practices: Their Natural Resource and Environmental Consequences Examined." Leading attorneys, academics, in-house counsel, NGO and government representatives, and environmental management and remediation professionals will discuss current topics of relevance to the nation's ongoing energy challenges, including the array of national, state, and local regulations that impact the energy sector.

Mr. Berman is a recognized expert in environmental liability valuation, having conducted such analyses for thousands of sites in the context of business decision making and environmental litigation. During his roundtable presentation, Mr. Berman will explain how to develop accurate cost estimates for complex sites and site portfolios to support business and legal strategies.

Also attending the fall meeting on behalf of Geosyntec will be Associate Paul Brookner (Minneapolis), Principal Rich Kraft (Huntington Beach), Principal Nandra Weeks (Jacksonville), Principal Peter Zeeb (Boston), Principal Howard Cumberland (Portland), and Senior Consultant Kate Graf (Philadelphia). The technical expertise and reputation of each practitioner allows them to be a trusted resource for leading law firms throughout the United States. Learn more about Geosyntec's legal client support capabilities online.
 
For more information on Geosyntec's participation in the fall meeting, contact Nandra Weeks in Jacksonville at 904-450-4260 or nweeks@geosyntec.com.