Lippes Mathias Partner Ian A. Shavitz Presents During Law Seminars International Panel on Tribal Consultations

September 17, 2021 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NY –Lippes Mathias Partner Ian A. Shavitz participated in a panel presented by Law Seminars International titled “Creating Negotiating Leverage on Environmental Issues: Using Tribal Law to Impose Higher Standards.” 

During his portion of the presentation, Ian provided an update on implementation issues and resulting work by the Tribe to improve its code and how the Tribe is working with First Nations in British Columbia to improve the quality of upstream flows through development of their own standards. 

Ian A. Shavitz is a Partner and Team Leader of the firm’s Environment and Energy Practice Team, and has more than 20 years of experience counseling and advocating for clients on environmental and land use issues associated with developing large-scale infrastructure, energy, and commercial projects; securing federal, state and local governmental permits and approvals; advising sellers, purchasers, lenders, and investors on environmental issues associated with corporate, real estate and energy transactions; and advocating for favorable policy decisions and legislation before Congress. Ian’s clients have included corporations, municipalities, developers, investors, state and local governments, private equity funds, and Indian tribes. 

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman 
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. 
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