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Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling to Attend the MMLA Annual Conference and Inaugural Henry C. Luthin Lifetime Achievement Award in Devens, MA on Friday, October 13, 2023

Senior Counsel Jillian Jagling to attend the MMLA Annual Conference and Inaugural Henry C. Luthin Lifetime Achievement Award at the Devens Conference Center, Devens, Massachusetts on Friday, October 13, 2023.  For more information, call WGL at 401–371–3636 and ask for Julie Foster or log onto https://www.massmunilaw.org/event-5248837.   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 >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Present at the 2023 IMLA Annual Conference in La Quinta, CA on September 27 – October 1, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to present at the 2023 IMLA Annual Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, CA on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.  The Presentation is titled: The Multifaceted Municipal PFAS Challenge: Understanding Permitting, Regulatory and Enforcement issues for Public Water and Wastewater Utility Counsel.  For... Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Present at the 2023 DBIA Liberty Region Conference on September 26, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to present at the 2023 DBIA Liberty Region Conference in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 3:15 – 4:15pm ET.  The presentation is titled:  “Delivering Advanced Environmental Solutions Through Design-Build:  Effectively Integrating Teams and Tasks.”  For more information, call WGL at 401–371–3636 and ask Read More >

Managing Partner Teno West to Attend the New York State Association for Solid Waste Management 2023 Fall Conference at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY on September 24 – 26, 2023

Managing Partner Teno West to attend the New York State Association for Solid Waste Management (NYSASWM) 2023 Fall Conference at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY on September 24 – 26, 2023. For more information, call WGL at 914-898-2409 and ask for Shannon Kelly or log onto https://nysaswm.org/.

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 Present at the IMLA Live Webinar on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to present at the IMLA Live Webinar on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 1 – 2pm ET.  The presentation is titled:  “Alternative Project Delivery in Public Construction:  Dissecting the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Contract and Best Practices.”  For more information, call WGL at 401–371–3636 and ask for Julie Foster or... Read More >

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to Present at National Business Institute (“NBI”) Webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres to present at the National Business Institute (“NBI”) on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Webinar from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT.  The presentation is titled: “Environmental Considerations in Land Use.”  For more information, call WGL at 401-371-3602 and ask for Julie Foster.

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres, Christopher J. Petrini, Founding Principle at Petrini & Associates, P.C., Greg Holness, Operations Director at Arcadis, and Ian McWilliams, Founder and President at New England Trial Services to present at the 12th Annual MMLA Public Construction and Infrastructure Conference and MMLA Annual Business Meeting in Sudbury, MA on Thursday, June 8, 2023

Partner Steven “Tip” Torres, Christopher J. Petrini, Founding Principle at Petrini & Associates, P.C., Greg Holness, Operations Director at Arcadis, and Ian McWilliams, Founder and President at New England Trial Services to present at the 12th Annual MMLA Public Construction and Infrastructure Conference and MMLA Annual Business Meeting at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Read More >