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April 15, 2019 Dealing With Natural Disasters: Here Comes The Flood (Of Legal Issues)

2019 Annual Meeting

April 24-27, 2019 | The Diplomat Beach Resort | Hollywood, FL

Plenary 1

The Hurricane is Coming in Five Days – What’s a Lawyer to Do?

Jimmy L. Morales, City of Miami Beach | Miami Beach, FL

Luis Prats, Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL

Michael Stephens, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority | Tampa, FL

Plenary 2

It’s All About the Insurance

Timothy P. Kraft, Warrior Consulting Ventures | Sarasota, FL

Charles E. Comiskey, RiskTech, Inc. | Houston, TX

Amanda K. Anderson, Boyle & Leonard, P.A. | Tampa, FL

Workshop A

A Closer Look at Insurance Issues Following a Natural Disaster

Philip C. Silverberg, Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP | New York, NY

Philip J. Truax, Wickens Herzer Panza Co. | Cleveland, OH

Workshop B

Environmental Issues Following a Natural Disaster

Tracey D. Dodd, J.S. Held LLC | New Orleans, LA

Dorsey R. Carson, Jr., Carson Law Group | Jackson, MS

Plenary 3

Key Contract Provisions When a Natural Disaster Strikes

Jeffrey R. Appelbaum, Thompson Hine | Cleveland, OH

Nathan C. Gould, ABS Group | St. Louis, MO

Plenary 4

A Discussion on Post-Catastrophe Issues

Moderator: Jamie S. Peterson, HNTB | Oakland, CA

John Abruzzo, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. | San Francisco, CA

Charles F. Boland, PE, GREYHAWK, North America, LLC | Mount Laurel, NJ

Roberto Hernández García, COMAD, S.C. | Mexico City, Mexico

Plenary 5

FEMA 101: What Construction Contractors and Project Owners Need to Know

Ernest B. Abbott, Baker Donelson | Washington, DC

Mary Ellen Martinet, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) | Washington, DC

Plenary 6

Post-Disaster Labor Force Issues

Anthony Gonzales, Spire Consulting Group, LLC | Austin, TX

Jodi Taylor, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC | Atlanta, GA

Plenary 7

The Things I Wish I Had Known Before the Disaster

William R. Broz, P.E., Exponent | Los Angeles, CA

Tina Cydzik, P.E., LEED AP,  Engineering Systems, Inc. (ESi) | Irvine, CA

Daniel R. Wireman, Cleveland Construction, Inc. | Naples, FL

Plenary 8

The Potentially Catastrophic Design Error and the Ethical Response

Eileen M. Diepenbrock, Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP | Sacramento, CA

Mark J. Heley, Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP | Minneapolis, MN

Michael S. Zetlin, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP | New York, NY 

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