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2016

Wiens to Speak at Superfund CLE 

ELG attorney Susan Wiens will be speaking at a CLE on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Superfund.  Sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Section, the CLE will examine Superfund’s origins, its current effects on corporate behavior and real estate practices and its likely future.  Susan will speak on the Natural Resource Damages component of Superfund.  As Superfund site remedial actions mature, the DOJ and relevant Trustees are circling back to Responsible Parties seeking Natural Resource Damages that remain post cleanup. Susan will discuss the basic principles for recovery of Natural Resource Damages, potential defenses available to Responsible Parties and how Trustees obtain jurisdiction to recover damages. Registration and other details can be found here.

Payne and Hefner Named Among “Best Lawyers” for 2016; Hefner Named “Lawyer of the Year”

ELG attorneys Jim Payne and Bill Hefner have again been chosen by their peers for inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2016.  In addition, Bill was named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Minneapolis.  First published in 1983, Best Lawyers employs an exhaustive annual peer-review survey of more than 50,000 attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers practicing in the same and related specialties in their geographical area. Jim and Bill are grateful to be selected by their peers in the Minnesota environmental bar for these honors.