RACER Trust General Counsel, Deputy Redevelopment Manager to Highlight Community Outreach Successes at ABA Conference

RACER Trust today announced that General Counsel Carl Garvey and Deputy Redevelopment Manager & Director of Government Relations Patricia Spitzley are participating in this week’s 27th Fall Conference of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), in Boston.

Mr. Garvey will present and take part in a panel discussion on Thursday titled “Creative Deals: How to Get Buyers Excited About the Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties.” His presentation will focus on RACER Trust’s approach to community engagement and how building relationships with local elected officials and leaders of economic development organizations has contributed to successful sales and redevelopment outcomes in RACER communities.

Ms. Spitzley, who leads RACER Trust’s community engagement activities, will be available to answer questions and provide more insight about RACER’s approach to and methods of community engagement.

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is the premier forum for environmental, energy, and resources lawyers, where practitioners can find the most current and sophisticated analyses of the complicated issues facing their practice. 

“SEER attracts the best top practitioners of environmental, energy and resources law in the country, who come together to learn, grow as professionals and wrestle with common challenges across the spectrum,” said Elliott P. Laws, of EPLET, LLC, Administrative Trustee of RACER Trust. “It is an honor that RACER was invited to participate and share our experiences, and it is our hope that, by sharing our successes, we will inspire others to activate their own successful community engagement efforts around brownfield redevelopment.”

To date, RACER Trust has completed more than 70 property transactions, resulting in development agreements for more than $2.25 billion in private investment and 16,300 jobs.