Barry Needleman to Speak at Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America

The McLane Law Firm is pleased to announce that Barry Needleman will present a session on large-scale project siting and permitting strategies at the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America (“REWNA”) in Orlando, Florida, being held November 12-14, 2013.

REWNA is recognized as the leading platform for information exchange in all sectors of renewable energy and is intended for:

Power Generating Utilities, Independent Power Producers, Municipal Utilities and Cooperatives
Local, State and Federal Government
Energy Advisory and Planning Agencies
Research and Training Institutions
Large Energy Users
Renewable Energy Site Owners and Managers
Manufacturers of Renewable Energy Systems
Consultants in Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Architects, Engineers and Construction Representatives

Barry will present a white paper he has co-written with Vincent Dick, Senior VP and Energy Markets Director of Haley and Aldrich.

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Barry is co-chair of McLane’s Energy practice. Singled out by Best Lawyers in America as Concord, New Hampshire’s “2013 Environmental Lawyer of the Year”, Barry has almost 20 years of experience dealing with environmental and energy matters for regional and national clients. He does a substantial amount of energy facility siting work, mostly before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee. Most recently, he obtained the regulatory approvals for the development of a new 75 megawatt biomass power plant in Berlin, New Hampshire. He regularly represents clients in environmental matters involving permitting, compliance counseling, and defense of administrative and judicial enforcement actions. He has experience litigating a variety of environmental cases in state and federal courts ranging from insurance and third-party cost recovery at former manufactured gas plants to the defense of State-wide MTBE contamination claims. He also litigates administrative matters before state appellate councils regarding permit appeals under various environmental programs.

Barry has chaired the Environmental Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the New England BioSolids and Residuals Association and the Adirondack Mountain Club. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School, Franklin Pierce Law Center and Boston University School of Law.

He received his LL.M. (Environmental Law) with highest honors from George Washington University, National Law Center in 1993.  He received his J.D., cum laude from Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in 1992.

Barry can be reached in the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office at (603)230-4407 or by email at
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