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Kristen W. Sherman Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Posted August 31, 2010 by

Kristen Sherman, a shareholder at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in the field of Environmental Law.  The selections are based on an exhaustive survey of attorneys throughout the country.
Since its inception in 1983,

Best Lawyers 
has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 39,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


EBC Members Urged to Submit Proposals for Land Management Plan

Posted August 30, 2010 by

Sylvan Gardens Comprehensive Land Management Plan

The Town of Chatham is seeking a consultant or team of consultants to develop a comprehensive land management plan for Sylvan Gardens, a town-owned conservation property managed by the Conservation Commission. Proposal guidelines are available at the Chatham Town Hall, 549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m.


Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit Program Extension

Posted August 23, 2010 by

On August 5th, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization” (Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010).  This lengthy piece of legislation restructures the Commonwealth’s economic development programs.  Several sections of the Act have an importance far beyond their length.  These extend the Commonwealth’s Brownfields tax credit program until the end of 2013.  Without the adopted amendment to the General Laws, this vital tax credit program would terminate at the end of next year.  Many Brownfield remediation projects would have been left in limbo as the developers would not know if the credit would have been available for their projects.  This concern, at least for the next several years, has been removed.

Kudos to Hal Davis, an Of Counsel attorney for the Boston firm of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine PC who drafted the legislation and worked for its adoption.  Hal is also President of New England Economic Development, Corp.  New England has qualified a large number of Brownfields credits and arranged their sale.  The Massachusetts Brownfields tax credit program is generally considered the most effective in the country.  The credit is 50% of eligible costs without an AUL and 25% if there is one.  Monies spent as far back as August of 1998 qualify for the credit.  Even non-profits may receive and then sell a credit.

For information concerning the qualification of past, present or future Brownfield remediation projects, contact New England Economic Development at 508-476-3900.

New England Economic Development, Corp.
August 17, 2010


Request for Proposals for Erosion and Sedimentation Control Education Specialist

Posted August 13, 2010 by

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) is a private non-profit organization located in Belmont whose primary mission is to support and educate conservation commissions. MACC has five staff members, an educational consultant, and a working Board of Directors. MACC received a grant in 2009 to develop new statewide educational programs on erosion and sedimentation control. An Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program Coordinator has been hired to coordinate 20 workshops throughout the state over the next year. MACC is interested in retaining the services of an erosion and sediment control specialist to provide professional expertise and assistance in the creation and development of these training programs.

Tasks and Deliverables:
1. Creation of either a 2-day or 2, 1-day Erosion & Sediment Control training program(s) geared toward construction site supervisors and project designers to be implemented throughout Massachusetts, the format and content to be mutually agreed upon by the vendor and MACC. This training program shall contain a coastal and inland version.
2. Creation of a professional PowerPoint presentation and handouts for this training program(s).
Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The vendor shall be a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC or CESSWI), or hold another equivalent certification in Erosion and Sediment Control.
  • The vendor shall have a thorough understanding of current erosion and sediment control technologies, of state and federal environmental regulations and the roles of EPA, DEP, and Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts.
  • The vendor shall have extensive experience with construction best management practices, wetland and resource area protections, and Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts.
  • The vendor shall be familiar with the erosion and sediment control training programs in surrounding New England states.
  • The vendor shall have extensive experience designing and developing educational programs and shall have excellent attention to detail.
  • The vendor shall be able to communicate clearly and collaborate easily with the ESC Program Coordinator, other MACC staff and members of the ESC Technical Advisory Committee, as necessary.
  • At the conclusion of the project, all materials developed by the vendor shall become the exclusive property of MACC.
  • When applicable and with prior approval by MACC, travel and expenses shall be billed at cost.

AECOM ranked No. 1 global design firm by Engineering News-Record magazine

Posted August 10, 2010 by

AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it is ranked as the No. 1 global design firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, a McGraw-Hill publication that released its annual list of the top 150 global design firms in the July 26 issue.

The survey ranks the largest engineering, architectural and environmental design firms according to their revenue in those areas. ENR is widely considered to be the industry’s preeminent trade publication. In addition to its No. 1 ranking on the global 150 list, AECOM continued its annual strong showing in ENR’s market segment listings, ranking No. 1 globally in Transportation and Water and No. 2 in Building, Sewer/Waste and Hazardous Waste.

“We are proud to be recognized as the top design firm in the world by ENR,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “AECOM’s continued success reflects our commitment to be the best at what we do globally – and to serving the best interests of our clients around the world.”

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 46,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.3 billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2010. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.