Overview of Forest Resources Year in Review: What Happened in 2018, and Preview of 2019

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 94 minutes
Recorded Date: September 04, 2019
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- Developments in Federal Litigation
        -National Forest Roadless Area Management
        -Recent Federal Court Decisions
- Recent State Court Decisions
- Federal Legislation, Directives, and Policy
        -Policy Updates
        -United States - Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute

Runtime: 1 hour and 34 minutes
Recorded: September 4, 2019


Learn about updates in case law and legislation impacting your timberlands and forest resources practice. Chris Termyn and Andrea Driggs, contributing authors of the Forest Resources Chapter of the Environment Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2018, will provide an overview of certain cases and rules and regulations from 2018 in the forest resources arena, and what to look out for in 2019 and coming years.

This program was recorded on September 4, 2019.

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Christian Termyn

Perkins Coie LLP

Christian Termyn provides counsel in a wide range of environmental and natural resource areas, with a focus on multijurisdictional energy and infrastructure projects, public lands, protected areas, and Indian law. He has experience with federal and state laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal and California Endangered Species Acts (ESA/CESA), and California planning and zoning law. He has complex litigation experience involving a major renewable energy project and an urban mixed-use development.

Christian also has experience with the legal framework for protection of historic and culturally significant resources. He has advised clients on issues arising under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and tribal consultation under NHPA Section 106 and California AB 52.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Christian interned with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Southwest Regional Solicitor, where he advised the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on issues of administrative law, property and water law and land use. Before going to law school, he worked at Advanced Energy Economy, a national business association for companies innovating in the generation, transmission, storage, and consumption of energy, as well as for the Center for the New Energy Economy.

Christian received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and his B.A. from Yale University.

Andrea J Driggs

Perkins Coie LLP

Andrea Driggs represents industrial, commercial, and municipal clients on environmental litigation and regulatory matters, focusing on mining, groundwater contamination, complex infrastructure siting, and contaminated site remediation. Andrea advises clients ranging from municipal entities to private companies in the mining and manufacturing industries on the Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). She also has experience advising on water rights issues and helping with the environmental due diligence associated with acquisitions and other land use matters.

Experienced across multiple jurisdictions, Andrea’s environmental litigation practice includes advising on CERCLA matters and permit challenges. She is additionally skilled in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations.

As part of her pro bono practice, Andrea recently participated in briefing various matters for an injunction class of affected children in Arizona’s foster care system in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also is on the board of directors for the Arizona Center for Disability Law.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in environmental epidemiology and policy from the University of London, which she completed as a Marshall Scholar. There, she focused her master’s project on air pollution. She also has a bachelor’s degree in biology, and her Honors College thesis was on the biogeochemistry of nitrogen. Andrea lived for three years each in São Paulo and Shanghai and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and proficient in Mandarin.

Karen Reschly

Smith Lynch, LLC

Karen's practice involves transactional tax, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and private equity. As a member of the firm's ESOP transaction team, Karen employs her expertise to create tax-efficient reorganization and transaction structures which optimize post-closing company cash flow efficiency.

Karen also has over ten years of experience in the world of timberland investment. She has expertise in developing tax-efficient structured international investment funds and accounts and substantial experience representing domestic and foreign-based investment managers. In this regards, her clients have included TIMO's, governmental, tax-exempt and foreign institutional investors, family offices and alternative investment managers. 

Additionally, Karen has overseen the execution of dozens of transactions for the formation, acquisition, capitalization, disposition and liquidation of structured timberland investments in Central and South America, Central Europe and the Baltics, South Africa, and the U.S.

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