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Presenter: Philip H. Dixon and 4 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: White Plains, NY

Crowne Plaza White Plains
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-682-0050



This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 - 4:15 pm

Development of Water Laws: Quantity, Quality and Usage         R. Treichler

   Development of the common law of water rights

   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights

   Federal, state and local regulators

   Development of the law on water quality preservation

   Comprehensive water planning

Complying with Water Quality Laws and Regulations         P. Dixon

   State and federal water quality regulations

   Stormwater regulations

   Sewerage regulations

   Industrial and agricultural programs

   Public water supply

   Water wells

Water Utility Regulation         T. West

   Types of water utilities

   Regulation of utility service areas

   Application and permitting process for service areas

   Utility construction design standards and approvals

   Current issues in utility service area regulation

The Reach of Water and Wetlands Regulations         E.G. Suchman

   The roles of EPA, Army Corps and the State

   Waters of the United States--the ongoing saga

   Impact on New York rules

Water Use in Natural Gas and Petroleum Production         E.C. Murray

   Water requirements for oil and gas production

   Applicable laws and regulations

   Current and emerging issues

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists

     7.0 New York CLE Hours

Professional Engineers

     6.0 Contact Hours/PDHs


     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. HalfMoon Education is certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs*. This traditional format course offers 7.0 Area of Professional Practice CLE hours, which are appropriate for new and experienced attorneys.

HalfMoon Education is approved as a continuing education provider by the New York State Education Department/State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (NYSED Sponsor No: 35). This event provides up to 6.0 contact hours/PDHs to New York professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. HalfMoon Education is also a New Jersey-approved continuing education provider for engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to New York geologists. Continuing education is not mandatory in New York.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available at the seminar for those who attend the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

*HalfMoon Education will provide financial hardship assistance to New York attorneys who wish to attend this event. Contact Doug Chapman at doug@halfmoonseminars.org for details.


Philip H. Dixon

Partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna in Albany
Mr. Dixon is a member of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Environmental, Municipal, Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Zoning and Land Use and Base Closure and Redevelopment Practice Groups. His primary practice areas include land use, real estate, SEQRA, water supply and water pollution control, and municipal law. Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Mr. Dixon was a law clerk to the Hon. Lawrence H. Cooke, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Before attending law school, he covered New York State government for five years as a reporter with United Press International.

E. Christopher (Chris) Murray

Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., in Uniondale, NY

Mr. Murray has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of complex commercial, environmental, real estate, brokerage commission, insurance, employment, civil rights, anti-trust and trademark litigation; as well as in commercial real estate and business transactions. He has presented programs before the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau County Planning Federation on land use litigation, employment practices and civil rights. Mr. Murray is also chair of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. His experience includes litigation and administrative hearings involving a variety of environmental issues including SEQRA compliance, violations of New York and federal law concerning the disposal of hazardous waste, challenges to the denial of wetland permits and CERCLA liability. He also advises clients regarding compliance with environmental and zoning laws and regulations.

E. Gail Suchman

Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, NY
Ms. Suchman has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of environmental and energy law and policy. She has taught at Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and she is co-founder of the Urban Design Lab for Sustainable Development at Columbia’s Earth Institute. Ms. Suchman’s practice includes permitting and compliance, transactional due diligence, litigation and legislative matters. She is a leading practitioner on issues relating to climate change and carbon emissions. Ms. Suchman works closely with real estate and industrial developers on traditional environmental and land use matters, as well as community outreach and green design, and she advises on socially responsible investment.

Steven A. Torres

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, Providence, RI
Mr. Torres is a member of the firm’s Municipal Infrastructure Team. He is a highly-skilled and experienced municipal construction and public-private partnership project advisor and legal counsel who has managed in excess of $1 billion in project value in the areas of utilities, water and wastewater, transportation, building construction and renewable energy. He has vast experience and deep knowledge in matters related to municipal law and regulations including zoning, land use planning, and building and environmental permitting. Mr. Torres is nationally recognized in his practice area and a frequent lecturer, guest speaker and teacher/mentor to other practitioners.

Rachel Treichler

Attorney at the Law Office of Rachel Treichler in Hammondsport
Ms. Treichler has been providing legal services to clients in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region since 2002. She previously practiced in New York City for 20 years. Ms. Treichler represents clients in real estate, water law, riparian rights, gas leasing, and mineral rights matters. She received her A.B. degree from Harvard University and her J.D. degree from University of Texas at Austin.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $269.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $269.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $249.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.