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Thursday, November 30, 2023
8:30 am – 3:30 pm EST
Ohio Wetlands Compliance Update
Presented by: Dr. M. Liptak
- Developments in understanding the science of wetlands
- Recent and proposed regulatory changes
- Wetlands preservation and enhancement
- Use of wetlands mitigation in Ohio
Engineer Ethics: Case Studies and a Primer on the Ethical Code
Presented by: E. Kjellander
- Detailed review/comparison of the changes to the ASCE ethical code from the canon model to the stakeholder model
- Detailed case studies applying certain engineering ethical issues
- Citicorp Center, NYC
- Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, Kansas City
Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
Presented by: M. Schonauer
- Securing ownership of your designs through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
- Leveraging your intellectual capital through licenses, franchises, and other technology agreements
- Policing intellectual property rights and preventing infringement
- Resolving intellectual property disputes
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Presented by: J. Young
- Understanding eminent domain powers
- Source of eminent domain powers
- History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
- Types of eminent domain “takings”
- Participating in the condemnation process
- Appealing a condemnation decision
- Understanding regulatory “takings” and inverse condemnation
Practical Ethics Workshop
Presented by: J. Lipcius
- Reviewing Ohio Ethics Rules for Engineers, Ohio Administrative Code Ch. 4733-35-03
- Quality control issues: can quality issues be ethics issues?
- Environmental/climate best practices: do we have moral/ethical duties?
- Transparency in communication: how much is required and with whom?
- Conflicts of interest: how to prevent them
- Gifts and favors: what can I offer/accept?
Complying with Ohio and Federal Endangered Species Act and Related Regulations
Presented by: Dr. M. Liptak
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Including 2.0 Ethics Hour
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for up to 6.0 PDHs, including 2.0 ethics hours, for professional engineers in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Engineers and Surveyors does not pre-approve continuing education activities.
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Eric B. KjellanderPartner, Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aronoff in Columbus, Ohio
Mr. Kjellander represents various entities involved in commercial and public construction projects, including owners, contractors, developers, lenders, surety companies, specialty trades, manufacturers, and subcontractors through all aspects of construction law including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Mr. Kjellander handles breach of contract claims; extra work claims; construction defect claims; schedule disputes; payment/performance bond claims; mechanic’s liens; indemnity actions; payment disputes; prompt pay disputes; prevailing wage issues; design defects; differing site conditions; claim development and defense; bid protests; delay and acceleration claims; and other construction related claims. His experience also includes representing sureties in multi-project defaults, including the investigation and defense of performance and payment bond claims on private and public projects, negotiation of takeover, tender and completion agreements, and performance of completion work. Mr. Kjellander is a frequent writer and speaker on a number of construction related topics. He currently serves as the Chair of the Construction Law Committee for the Columbus Bar Association.
Jesse LipciusAttorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cincinnati
Mr. Lipcius practices in construction, construction litigation, litigation, real estate, business, complex business litigation, consumer and commercial litigation, employment and labor law and green business practice. Mr. Lipcius received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and a J.D. degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Dr. Michael Liptak, PhDSenior Ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc.
Dr. Liptak specializes in wetland ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. Dr. Liptak earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch. He has over 25 years of experience in wetlands research and consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His primary responsibilities at EnviroScience Inc. include wetland mitigation planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation, and permitting. Dr. Liptak is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, and regularly gives seminars on wetland issues and regulations.
Matthew J. SchonauerAttorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cincinnati.
Mr. Schonauer’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution. He has a variety of experience with federal trademark and copyright registration; patent prosecution; patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation; trademark licensing; UDRP domain name disputes; and the representation of clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications involving mechanical, electrical, aviation device, medical device, food and beverage preparation, business method, artificial intelligence, and software inventions. He also counsels clients on nationwide trademark licensing programs, branding strategies, Amazon marketplace disputes and brand protection, and international intellectual property portfolio protection. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Mr. Schonauer gained engineering and technical experience while working in the printed circuit board, quality control, network consulting, software development, and mechanical product design industries.
Jeremy S. YoungShareholder in the law firm of Roetzel & Andress, in Columbus
Mr. Young’s statewide practice is based out of the Columbus office. A member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group, Mr. Young has a broad litigation background, with expertise litigating all manner of business, contract, commercial, corporate, shareholder, securities, and trust/fiduciary issues and disputes. He focuses his practice primarily on real estate-related issues and disputes, particularly those involving easements and eminent domain. Mr. Young helps utility and energy companies looking to expand their infrastructure obtain the necessary property rights with a minimum of expense and delay. He also defends such property rights in disputes with property owners. Additionally, Mr. Young defends businesses affected by road construction projects on a regional and national basis. Mr. Young regularly serves as faculty in continuing legal education seminars on eminent domain and easement issues and is consistently voted by his peers as a “Best Lawyer” and an “Ohio Super Lawyers-Rising Star.” He also holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.