A 60-minute, on demand Webinar for facilities professionals
The growing green building movement has ushered in new technologies and practices, all geared toward creating more sustainable, environmentally responsible facilities. From smaller carbon footprints to energy savings to reduced operating costs, the benefits of greening commercial buildings are many. These benefits, however, often are accompanied by legislative and legal issues in regards to construction, renovation and contract drafting. Without a thorough understanding of the incentives -- and liabilities --associated with sustainable building and management, facility professionals can miss key opportunities to build, retrofit and run a bona fide green building.
In this Webinar, presented by attorneys William Grimsinger and Gina Vitiello, you will gain a thorough understanding of how federal energy incentives, credits and deductions (including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) affect your green building and renovation initiatives. The synergy between LEED points and tax credits will also be addressed, as will the myriad legal issues associated with green building, including common issues regarding litigation, contract drafting and dispute resolution.
Legally Green: How to Maximize Green Building Incentives - and Protect you Investment.
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Building Operating Management magazine has assembled a world-class group of presenters to bring you up-to-the-minute information on legal issues related to green buildings and sustainability.
Wiliam O. Grimsinger, Shareholder - Houston Office, Chamberlain Hrdlicka Law Firm
William O. Grimsinger has extensive experience counseling individuals and businesses of all sizes with regard to tax and business problems.
He represents clients in federal and state tax controversies, both civil and criminal. He has handled and managed IRS and state civil audits and IRS criminal investigations. Mr. Grimsinger has represented clients in IRS and state administrative protests and appeals, and has prosecuted civil tax cases, defended criminal tax cases, and filed and litigated claims for refunds as well as represented clients in civil litigation related to tax matters.
Mr. Grimsingerís practice includes federal and state business tax issues for private and public companies; payroll and employment tax matters for private and public companies; voluntary disclosures for businesses and individuals; and tax matters for individuals, including tax shelters, income tax, employment tax, and individual and transferee tax liability. He has successfully resolved matters including business income and deductions; white collar crime investigations; heavy truck and fuel excise tax matters; employment tax liabilities; assessed and asserted penalties; individual liability of business and individual tax assessments; worker classification disputes; and tax collections.
Gina M. Vitiello, Shareholder - Atlanta Office, Chamberlain Hrdlicka Law Firm
Gina M. Vitiello practices contract law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on issues related to the construction industry across a wide variety of projects including hospitals, hotels, courthouses, airports, office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers, prisons, power plants, water treatment plants, manufacturing facilities, educational and military facilities, retail properties and multi-family residential complexes.
Ms. Vitiello represents clients in contract negotiation matters, dispute avoidance/resolution and litigation. She has extensive experience in handling large, complex construction claims involving delay and impact damages, as well as design and construction defect issues.
She also assists in drafting construction and commercial contracts, including general contracts, professional service agreements, construction management agreements, design-build contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, energy savings performance contracts, and long-term service and maintenance agreements. She advises clients on state, local and federal government contract and procurement issues, as well as government bid dispute issues.
Ms. Vitiello has served as outside regional construction counsel to one of the largest specialty subcontractors in the country, for which she provided daily counsel on virtually all construction-related issues, from disputed change orders to termination of defaulted subcontractors. She has significant litigation experience, having litigated cases in more than 15 states and having handled matters involving commercial and public projects spanning across the country and internationally.
Gina is a LEED Accredited Professional as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is able to counsel clients on many different aspects of "green building" legal issues.