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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:00 am – 4:40 pm CDT (incl. 40 minutes of breaks)

Environmental Issues in Energy Project Development                     K. McGaffey
Environmental impact assessment
Water quality
Air quality
Managing diverse stakeholders

Wildlife and Resource Protection                     A. Beaumont
Potential wildlife and habitat impacts
Federal, state and local regulation
Enforcement mechanisms

Water Rights and Resources                     J. Wilson-McNerney
Determining water resource and infrastructure needs
Water rights law

Real Estate and Land Use Issues for Oil and Gas                     S. Regenold
Exploration and Development
Mineral estate
Surface rights
Oil and gas developments
Agreements and drafting considerations

Real Estate and Land Use Issues                     J. Morris
for Wind Energy Development
Property ownership and leasing, public lands
Commercial terms
Drafting considerations and due diligence
Local land use issues

Real Estate and Land Use for Solar Energy Development                     M. Beall
Property ownership and leasing, public lands
Commercial terms
Drafting considerations and due diligence
Local land use issues

Linear Infrastructure Transmission Lines and Pipelines                     C. Bonanni
Property ownership
Right of way easements and other agreements
Eminent domain
Local land use issues
Unique challenges for linear infrastructure

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6.0 CEUs

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

California: 6.0 CLE Hours
Iowa: 6.0 CLE Hours
Kansas: 7.0 CLE Hours
Nebraska: 6.0 CLE Hours
Nevada: 6.0 CLE Hours
Oklahoma: 7.0 CLE Hours
Texas: 6.0 CLE Hours
Wisconsin: 7.0 CLE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public. The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this course for 6.0 RL, RPL or CPL recertification CEUs and no Ethics credits.

This course offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers licensed in most states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE sponsor for California attorneys (No. 8306), and this course is approved for 6.0 CLE hours in Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas. This webinar is approved for 7.0 CLE hours in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. CLE approval is pending in Nevada.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Mary Beall

Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP in Madison, WI
Ms. Beall focuses her practice on project development, primarily in the energy and infrastructure industries. She has been involved in negotiating contracts for investments in renewable energy projects and conducting due diligence review. In addition, Ms. Beall has negotiated asset purchase agreements for several hundred megawatts of wind and solar projects, and she has helped clients secure regulatory approvals to build over $500M worth of utility infrastructure in various states. These include transmission lines, wind farms, and solar facilities. She also counsels clients regarding compliance issues under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program, and other state and federal energy and environmental statutes.

Anne Beaumont

Senior Counsel with the Environment, Energy & Resources practice at Perkins Coie LLP in San Diego, CA
Ms. Beaumont has extensive experience representing clients in environmental, regulatory and litigation matters involving natural resources, tribal issues, telecommunications, land use and the siting and defense of large-scale infrastructure and energy projects. She represents utilities, energy developers, and others in the development of cutting-edge energy and infrastructure projects. Ms. Beaumont has been involved in landmark transmission line and renewable energy projects in California and the Southwest.

Christina Bonanni

Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP in Washington, D.C.
In her representation of both private and government clients, Ms. Bonanni analyzes international, federal and state environmental legal regimes and compliance, negotiates and drafts environmental covenants and land use restrictions and negotiates and develops environmental regulatory regimes. Ms. Bonanni’s experience also includes conducting environmental due diligence and drafting memoranda analyzing environmental law. Additionally, she has represented Fortune 500 companies in a range of corporate and outsourcing transactions, primarily in the technology industry, negotiating, analyzing and drafting outsourcing, service and licensing agreements.

Karen McGaffey

Chair of the firm’s nationwide Environment, Energy & Resources practice, Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, WA
Ms. McGaffey has over 25 years of experience practicing environmental law. She assists clients with project development, permitting, compliance and regulatory matters under state and federal environmental and land use laws and advises on the environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. Ms. McGaffey also represents clients in environmental litigation, including Superfund cost recovery and natural resource damage actions, citizen suits, government enforcement actions and lawsuits challenging permits and regulatory developments.

John Morris

Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP in San Francisco, CA
Mr. Morris helps businesses navigate complex transactional, regulatory, and project development matters arising under federal, state, and local environmental and natural resources laws. He represents public and private companies, private equity firms, developers, financial institutions, joint ventures, public-private partnerships, non-government organizations, and other landholders. Mr. Morris’ experience includes water quality, water supply, waste management, remediation, air quality, natural resources management, product stewardship and sustainability. He has significant experience managing environmental, health, and safety (EHS); environmental, social, governance (ESG); and water resources issues in connection with corporate mergers, financing transactions and real estate investments.

Stephanie Regenold

Partner, Perkins Coie LLP in Portland, OR
Ms. Regenold counsels clients on development of major infrastructure projects, including natural resource and renewable projects, highway and public and private transportation projects and commercial development. She advises on both public and private land development and multiple-use projects, from initiation through completion, including projects within the oil and gas, mining, timber, and renewable wind, solar and hydro industries. Ms. Regenold advises clients on mining claim issues, such as extralateral rights, and royalty and lease disputes, in Montana, Idaho, Alaska and other western states. She performs due diligence and title reviews of large land acreages for natural resource and energy project development, acquisitions, divestitures, and financings.

Julie Wilson-McNerney

Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, WA
Ms. Wilson-McNerney assists clients with project development, permitting, and regulatory compliance matters under local land use and state and federal environmental laws, including the National and State Environmental Policy Acts (NEPA/SEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Her experience includes counseling project sponsors through the federal and state environmental review process for major projects. While advising clients on a range of public and private land development projects, from site selection to project completion, Ms. Wilson-McNerney has worked on projects involving commercial development and entertainment venues, as well as major infrastructure projects.