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Kurt BrauerKurt Brauer is co-chair of the Warner Norcross & Judd LLP's Economic Incentives Group. He assists clients in economic development, environmental compliance, and regulatory matters, focusing on acquiring, managing, and redeveloping brownfield properties, negotiating redevelopment incentive packages with local and state government units, and resolving complex real estate matters. Kurt has helped clients secure a broad array of financial incentives. His clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers, real estate developers, alternative energy producers and equipment manufacturers, film production entities, retail centers, mining concerns, and clients in the food production, high-tech manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

S. Lee JohnsonS. Lee Johnson is a partner in the Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn's Environmental Law Practice Group. He counsels large and small manufacturers, real estate developers, mining firms and utilities regarding environmental regulation, with particular emphasis on air pollution regulation, and the environmental aspects of commercial transactions. He represents businesses and individuals in administrative disputes with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and other state regulatory agencies, and in environmental law litigation. Mr. Johnson has been actively involved in the Section's Air Quality Committee since 1994, serving as vice-chair and chair of the committee. Mr. Johnson served on the Section's Council for six years. He is also involved with the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), having served as secretary of the East Michigan Chapter, as vice-chair, and chair. Mr. Johnson has been instrumental in coordinating a very successful series of annual joint programs with the Section, and the East and West Michigan Chapters of AWMA. Mr. Johnson is the author of the Air Resource Protection chapter of the Section's Deskbook (2nd Edition).

William R. Schikora is a sole practitioner in Northville, representingS. Lee Johnson clients in all manner of environmental law. He began his career working as an environmental engineer for Chevron Corporation before returning to the great State of Michigan for law school in 1992. His practice has focused on environmental law for his entire 18 year legal career, and in 2010 he began his current solo practice. Bill works with numerous industrial clients on transaction, remediation and redevelopment matters across the U.S. and in many foreign countries. He is a founding member and co-chair of the Michigan Energy Forum, an organization sponsored by Ann Arbor Spark which supports energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs in Michigan. He served as co-chair of the Section’s Program Committee from 2009-2012.




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