Attorney Presents Seminar on Green Building Essentials

Dickinson Wright Attorney Presents Seminar on Green Building Essentials

Dickinson Wright real estate attorney Leslee M. Lewis recently presented a telephone seminar/audio Webcast entitled "Green Building Essentials for Lawyers: The Big Picture from a Real Estate Attorney and a Green Building Consultant." This one-hour seminar, presented by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), is available at Ms. Lewis and her co-presenter, Sam Pobst of Eco Metrics LLC, provided an overview of the Green Building Process, focusing on the legal issues that attorneys must remain cognizant of when advising clients on green real estate projects. The program emphasized the basics of green building and its background, current programs and laws throughout the country, and legal perspectives of sustainable design. Topics included:
  • Green building overview: green building, its advantages, and common misconceptions
  • Mandates and incentives for green building
  • Program basics of LEED, Green Globes, Model Green Homebuilding
  • Is green building for everyone: Standard 189.1P
  • Overview of the LEED process
  • The consultant's role in green building
  • The developing legal pitfalls of green building
  • Helpful resources for attorneys involved in green building
About the Speaker Leslee M. Lewis is an attorney in Dickinson Wright's Grand Rapids office. She focuses her practice in real estate law and banking and financial services. She serves as general corporate counsel to businesses; counsel to banks in loan originations; counsel to businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and individuals in real estate purchase, sale, and leasing transactions; counsel to developers and condominium associations in real estate developments; and counsel to owners, contractors and developers in construction projects. For more information, visit
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