In 2002, amendments to CERCLA for the first time set objective criteria for what pre-purchase due diligence real estate owners had to do to establish themselves as “innocent landowners” and exempt from CERCLA liability- specifically having a phase I assessment performed in accordance with ASTM E-1527-05. While the amendments were a huge step in the right direction, the law is unique in that the buyer’s legal protection hinge on whether or not a site assessment was performed in accordance with an engineering standard. Parsing this engineering standard can be difficult for the general practitioner, and merely reading the executive summary of a phase I report is insufficient to protect your client. Three things you will learn in this seminar: 1) The important features of a phase I assessment, what it is, what it is not, and where consultants often deviate from the standard2) The basics of reviewing phase I reports and how to assess the quality of those reports3) What you need to do to protect your client, regardless of whether you are representing the prospective buyer, seller, lessor, or lessee. This seminar is for any general practitioner whose practice includes a significant amount of commercial real estate closings, for the commercial real estate practitioner, in-house counsel, and transactional attorneys.
Boyd 'Nick' Nicholson talks about procurement law and the codes in South Carolina and where it applies and the three types of public arenas: Government Body, Large School District and Local Government.
A baker’s dozen of the state’s outstanding mediators will provide you with a look behind the curtain at how mediators deal with impasse and with the pitfalls of traditional money negotiators. This seminar’s speakers also will provide you with insights on the transition to a full-time mediation practice, the emergence of mediation in the Probate Court, the introduction of a new sanctioned form of dispute resolution with early neutral evaluation, the status of collaborative law, and the success of mediation of Workers’ Compensation and Family Court matters.
Most of us know that Abraham Lincoln had a difficult marriage, but few realize the extent of the problems. In fact, Lincoln was a victim of physical and psychological abuse, who actually separated from his wife for an extended period of time prior to his rise to political power. However, despite having few friends and many enemies, as well as a relatively well documented history of outrageous conduct. Mary Todd has a story to tell as well. At her best, she is a devoted mother and doting wife. Her wealthy family provided substantial financial support to the young couple early in the marriage, Without her husband, she has little or no ability to support herself, She would require substantial assistance in order to survive, at a time when public assistance scarcely existed. Our story opens in eighteen fifty seven. Lincoln has a blossoming legal career, and a limited success as a politician. He has not yet seriously considered a run for the highest political office in the land. He decides, with some justification, that he cannot continue in his marriage. If the case were tried. What would be the result?
The Supreme Court of South Carolina, by Order 2006-07-06-01, dated July 6, 2006, amended the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Regulations to allow judges and active South Carolina Bar members to obtain up to 6.0 of their required 14.0 hours per reporting year of MCLE/LEPR credit via Distance Learning.This requirement applies to all Distance Learning hours, regardless of whether they are acquired via Seminars Direct Online, live teleseminars or live webcasts. For the complete MCLE/LEPR rules and regulations, visit the Commission's website at http://www.commcle.org/.