Holland & Knight Partner Amy L. Edwards Elected Vice Chair of ABA Environment, Energy and Resources Section
WASHINGTON (August 10, 2016) – Amy L. Edwards, a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the firm’s National Environmental Team, was elected vice chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) at the group’s 2016 annual meeting this week in San Francisco. She will automatically become section chair in August 2018.
Ms. Edwards has previously served as the SEER education officer (2014-2016), on its Council (2010-2014), as conference chair for the 21st Fall Conference in Baltimore (2012-2013), as chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee (2008-2010), and on several conference planning committees and as a committee vice chair. She has also edited and published a book through ABA SEER titled Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites (2nd ed.).
In addition to her work with SEER, Ms. Edwards serves on the board of directors for the Environmental Law Institute (2009-present) and chaired the District of Columbia Building Industry Association's Committee on the Environment (2007-2015). She also was an advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) while it developed the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (2001-2003). She has been consistently recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
Ms. Edwards focuses her practice on providing risk management advice for protective risk-based cleanups at brownfields sites being reused for commercial or residential purposes. She represents real estate developers, corporations and financial institutions on environmental issues associated with real estate and corporate transactions, including environmental site assessments, environmental insurance, energy benchmarking, guaranteed fixed price remediation options, environmental indemnification agreements, cleanup requirements (including the use of engineering and institutional controls), renewable energy, power purchase agreements (PPAs), vapor intrusion and cost recovery issues.