August 18, 2017
DCBIA congratulates Amy L. Edwards of Holland & Knight
Co-Chair of SEER section of American Bar Association
Ms. Edwards has been a skillful and talented leader on many issues related to the environment and sustainability for DCBIA and the development industry in Washington, DC. We congratulate her on this tremendous national accomplishment!
Holland & Knight recently announced that Amy L. Edwards has become the chair-elect of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). The announcement was made at ABA SEER's Aug. 13 annual business meeting held this year in New York.
Ms. Edwards co-chairs Holland & Knight's National Environmental and Military Installation Redevelopment Teams. She routinely counsels developers, lenders and corporations about effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to minimize environmental and financial risk. She also counsels clients on climate change and sustainability issues, environmental disclosures and product stewardship matters, as well as represents companies in enforcement proceedings. She regularly writes and speaks on these topics.
Ms. Edwards chaired the ASTM committee that developed E2091, "Standard Guide for Use of Activity and Use Limitations, Including Institutional and Engineering Controls," and is the author and editor of the second edition of the ABA book, "Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites." She was an observer and advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws during its development of the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act (UECA).
Ms. Edwards has held several previous leadership positions in ABA SEER, including vice chair, education officer, planning chair for the 21st Fall Conference, as well as chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee. She also served on the board of directors of the Environmental Law Institute for seven years and has served for many years on the advisory board to Bloomberg BNA's Environmental Due Diligence Guide. Ms. Edwards has been recognized for her work in environmental law by Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers
, The Best Lawyers in America
and the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers
magazine, as well as in the international listing of Who's Who Legal 100: Environment