Continuing Legal Education Seminar – Welcome


Invitation to the
Legal Committee Meeting
WPPA Annual Meeting – Motif Hotel, Seattle
November 15 – 17, 2017


These seminars seek to provide both substantive information and practical advice that can be put you use by ports across the state.  While legal in nature these topics are presented in a format that works well for everyone and allows time for questions.

CLE – TUESDAY AFTERNOON 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (November 14, 2017) (updated Agenda below on 11-3-17)
Credits approved:  Activity No. 1055967

1:00      Non-Traditional Lease Arrangements Larry Costich, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

1:45      DNR/PMA and LeasesDon Russo, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

2:30      Break

2:45      Indemnifications, Waivers and Environmental Provisions Seth Woolson, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

3:30      Bank Security Agreements, CMBS and No-Lights Out Provisions Katherine Deets, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

4:30      Panel Discussion – Day-to-Day Lease Issues – All

  • Know Your Commission’s Goal
  • Letters of Intent/MOUs
  • Broker Reimbursement Policies
  • Dealing with Tenants After the Deal

 4:55      Wrap Up and Evaluations

 5:00      Reception 


WPPA LEGAL COMMITTEE MEETING – WEDNESDAY MORNING 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (November 15, 2017)  (updated Agenda below on 11-3-17)
Credits approved:  Activity No. 1055966

9:00 am        Round II of the Oil Wars – Substantive SEPA and DOETadas Kisielius, Van Ness Feldman; Jon Sitkin, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

  • Port of Kalama
  • Millennium Bulk

9:45 am        “Price” and Executive Sessions – Status and Best PracticesFrank Chmelik, WPPA General Counsel, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

10:00 am      Updates on PRA and OPMAAdrian Urquhart Winder, Foster Pepper

10:30 am      Break

10:45 am      Commission Involvement in Local CampaignsNoah Jarret and Chris Howard, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

11:30 am      Wrap Up and Evaluations



As always we will apply for CLE credit for those lawyers who register online before the Tuesday seminar.  But honestly the seminars are designed for broader audience than lawyers.   The WPPA Annual Meeting will be the time and the place to cost effectively gain important knowledge and practical strategies to address legal issues of concerns to ports.  The Legal Committee hopes to see you at the WPPA Annual Meeting.

Alicia L. “Lisa” Lowe
WPPA Legal Committee

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