MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—JULY, 2020—Attorneys John Fumero and Carlyn Kowalsky were speakers at the Florida Chamber’s annual Environmental Permitting Conference. The event is attended by attorneys, consultants, engineers, government officials, developers, landowners and others from throughout the United States who are involved in land development and land management. The conference was held in Marco Island at the JW Marriott.
Fumero led two presentations during the three-day conference. The first presentation focused on emerging issues in environmental resource permitting. This course combined the legal principles of land development permitting, incorporating recent changes in policy and rulemaking, with practical tips for achieving compliance, and avoidance of process “pitfalls” from the viewpoint of both regulators and practitioners. Fumero’s second presentation was about emerging public-private partnership opportunities for financing, constructing and operating regional water supply projects throughout Florida.
Kowalsky moderated a panel on ethics and technology for the modern environmental professional. The session discussed various ethical requirements for professionals and how those requirements interplay with the increasing use of technology, as well as a focus on the online technology tools created by environmental agencies and local governments that professionals can use to find answers to client questions and research queries.
The Annual Environmental Permitting Conference was created in 1985 and is part of the Florida Chamber’s ongoing effort to keep its members and other business organizations informed of the numerous environmental and growth management laws and regulations affecting Florida’s citizens and businesses.
Fumero has over 30 years of experience in the areas of environmental, land use, land development, administrative, zoning, governmental and civil trial law. Fumero, formerly General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), provides strategic counsel to landowners, developers, industry, agriculture, utilities and local governments throughout Florida. He represents private and public sector clients before local, state and federal agencies and courts.
Kowalsky has been practicing law for over 33 years in both government and private practice. Before joining Nason Yeager, she held the position of SFWMD Deputy General Counsel where she spent 15 years counseling governing board members about ethics and open government laws in addition to the substantive practice of environmental law, real-estate, contracts, construction, and public procurement law.
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