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WGL Attorneys Secure Dismissal of Claims Against Municipal Sewer Agency

West Group Law PLLC (“WGL”) recently represented a municipal sewer agency in a declaratory judgement action seeking to overturn the imposition of sewer impact fees on several residential construction projects that required changes of the zoning designations from single family to multi-family. The complaint cited projects that ranged from several months to several years old.... Read More >

Billions of Dollars in Federal Funding Announced for Water Infrastructure Projects

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced that $7.5 billion in funding is now available under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (“WIFIA”). WIFIA authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) to administer federal credits for water infrastructure projects. It is a federal lending program that “helps communities invest in drinking water, wastewa Read More >

PFAS: “Forever” Chemicals Causing Growing Concern for Municipalities

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”) are widely used, long lasting man-made chemicals, whose components break down very slowly over time. PFAS chemicals are used in a variety of products such as water-resistant clothing, non-stick products, stain-resistant coatings, ski and snowboard waxes, leather goods, personal care products like nail polish and shampoo. PFAS chemicals are persisten Read More >

Federally Funded Municipal Infrastructure Projects are on the Forefront

West Group Law attorneys frequently work on federally funded infrastructure projects for our government clients. Two fairly recent, significant, federal funding mechanisms – the American Rescue Plan Act (2021) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (2022), have infused tremendous amounts of money into water, sewer and broadband infrastructure projects. Most of these infrastructure dollar Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Speak at the National Live NBI Webinar on March 12, 2024

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to speak at the National Live NBI Webinar on March 12, 2024 from 11am – 12pm EST.  The presentation is titled:  “Public Records Requests for Paralegals.”  For more information, call WGL at 401-371-3636 and ask for Julie Foster or visit:  https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/Home/FacultyCourseInfo?eventId=98267. Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Speak at the 2024 AWWA NJ Annual Conference on March 20, 2024.

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to speak at the 2024 AWWA NJ Annual Conference at The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City, NJ on March 19 – 22, 2024 from 8:15am – 9:45am.  The presentation is titled:  “An Inside Look at Design Build Procurement.”  For more information, call WGL at 401-371-3636 and ask for Julie... Read More >

Managing Partner Teno West to speak at the 2024 CAASNY Annual Meeting at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY on May 20 and 21, 2024

Managing Partner Teno West will to speak at the 2024 CAASNY Annual Meeting at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY on May 20 and 21, 2024.  The presentation is titled:  “County-Wide Animal Management Services for Rockland County – A Tail to be Told.” For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2409 and ask for Shannon Kelly... Read More >

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling to Present* at the MCLE: 22nd Annual Municipal Law Conference on May 22, 2024

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling to present* at the MCLE: 22nd Annual Municipal Law Conference on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the MCLE Conference Center, Boston, MA. For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2409 and ask for Shannon Kelly or visit https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2240210P01. *Presentation details to follow Read More >

West Group Law Attorneys will Exhibit and Participate in the MMA Annual Meeting to be held January 19 and 20, 2024 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. 

West Group Law attorneys will exhibit and participate in the MMA Annual Meeting to be held January 19 and 20, 2024 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2400 and ask for Shannon Kelly or visit www.mma.org. 

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling will Participate in an MMLA Workshop at the MMA Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 2:00pm-3:15pm at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling will participate in an MMLA Workshop at the MMA Annual Meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 2:00pm-3:15pm at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.   Significant developments in municipal law and forecasts of upcoming significant changes from the General Court will anchor this workshop.  A panel of municipal attorneys will... Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Speak at the Live Video NBI Webinar on Friday, December 8, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to speak at the Live Video NBI Webinar on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 3:15 – 4:00pm EST.  The presentation is titled:  “Water and Basic Environmental Considerations.”  For more information, call WGL at 401-371-3636 and ask for Julie Foster or visit:  https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Land-Use-Application-Boot-Camp-Condit Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Co–Present with Greg Holness, PE, Operations Director, Arcadis U.S., Inc. and Christopher J. Petrini, Petrini & Associates, P.C. at an Arcadis Webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Co–Present with Greg Holness, PE, Operations Director, Arcadis U.S., Inc. and Christopher J. Petrini, Petrini & Associates, P.C. at an Arcadis Webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:00pm.  The presentation is titled:  “Use of Experts in Complex Construction Litigation.”  For more information, call WGL at 401 Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Present at the 2023 Florida DBIA Conference in Orlando, FL on October 23 – October 25, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to present at the 2023 Florida DBIA Conference to be held from October 23 to October 25 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, FL.  Attorney Torres presentation is on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 8:30am – 9:30am.  The Presentation is titled: Delivering Government-Funded Projects: Fund Them, Build... Read More >