Second Annual Hinshaw/FIU Climate Change Conference to Focus on Economic Impacts to Insurance, Lending and Real Estate Industries

Full Day Conference to be Held April 11, 2018 at Four Seasons Hotel Miami

March 27, 2018

U.S. law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, with offices in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, is pleased to announce the second annual Hinshaw Climate Change Conference to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami on April 11, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Entitled "Thinking Beyond Risk: The Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise on Business Decision Making", the Conference will focus on the effects which climate change, particularly sea level rise, and government regulation, will have on decision making in the insurance, lending and real estate industries. The Conference is hosted by Hinshaw and Florida International University’s Institute of Water and Environment, and sponsored by TotalBank and Adler Group.

“Rising sea levels will result in major changes and are becoming an urgent economic issue along American coastlines,” said Steven C. Cronig, Conference co-chair and a Hinshaw partner resident in Coral Gables. "As a result, we expect to see significant changes to the built environment and related regulations, with accompanying impacts to property owners, real estate developers, the lenders who finance them as well as the insurers who provide policy coverage."

The emphasis of the Conference will be practical planning for the future and the opportunities which sea level rise may offer to the business community. Among the critical topics the conference will explore include:

Panel discussions at the Conference include:

Confirmed speakers for the panel discussions are:

Hinshaw's Climate Change Group is a multidisciplinary team providing planning and transactional resources for the real estate development, insurance and lending industries. The team also leverages its experience in these industries to counsel local governments.

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