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PUBLIC SERVICE SERIES TO UPDATE BUSINESSES ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

 PUBLIC SERVICE SERIES TO UPDATE BUSINESSES ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of four, two-hour breakfast programs to update Southern California businesses on federal, state and local environmental laws which may impact their operations has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19 and 26, and Tuesday, March 3 and 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The four sessions will be held at the law firm offices of Baker & McKenzie, 37th floor, 777 S. Figueroa (Citicorp Plaza) in downtown Los Angeles.
 The programs are being provided as a public service at no charge by the City of Los Angeles Hazardous Waste Program, the California Safety Council non-profit organization, and Baker & McKenzie. Registrants can attend one or all of the programs, depending upon their interests. More information is available by calling 213-892-7741.
 In addition to covering the regulations, the free breakfast series also will cover preventive measures that businesses can take to reduce the risk of liabilities against their companies, as well as against individuals officers and executives. The sessions also will describe how companies can obtain inexpensive help in order to comply with the laws.
 According to Malissa Hathaway McKeith, chair of Baker & McKenzie's Environmental Law Practice Group, "The wide range of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations can be very confusing to local businesses. It is important that business people be aware of the laws that affect their particular business and know how to comply with them.
 "In today's economic environment, businesses simply can't afford to be hit with fines or litigation costs -- both of which will come out of limited operating capital," McKeith said. She added, "We also expect attendees to come away with practical information on finding inexpensive help in complying with these environmental laws."
 Specific topics to covered include:
 -- Session I, Wednesday, Feb. 19: "Managing your liabilities -- What permits and operating plans you should have and how to obtain them."
 -- Session II, Wednesday, Feb. 26: "What the government can (and cannot) do to you."
 -- Session III, Tuesday, March 3: "Is there any escape? The basics of bankruptcy/estate planning and insurance coverage"
 -- Session IV, Tuesday, March 10: "Can I sell this piece of dirt? Buying and selling contaminated property and businesses.
 The City of Los Angeles Hazardous Waste Program provides education and training materials at no charge to Los Angeles businesses having difficulty complying with environmental regulations. Training programs and materials are prepared at the owner/manager level, instead of at the engineering/technical level.
 The California Safety Council is a non-profit public service organization, comprised of more than 1,000 members from the government, industry, education, health care and service sectors.
 Baker & McKenzie is the world's largest international law firm with an integrated network of more than 1,500 attorneys at 50 offices in 28 countries. The Los Angeles office has 60 attorneys, who practice in a wide range of fields including litigation; environmental law; governmental affairs; real estate; corporate and securities law; international trade and tax; banking and finance; immigration; employment law; and trust and estate planning.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy S. Castles of Baker & McKenzie, 213-892-4948/ CO: Baker & McKenzie ST: California IN: SU:


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