Greenberg Traurig's Neumann Appointed to Hazardous Waste Commission
DENVER, CO -- October 31, 2005 -- Greenberg Traurig attorney
Chris Neumann has been
appointed to the Colorado Hazardous Waste Commission and will complete the
remainder of the three-year term vacated by John Daily.
”I look forward to working with other members of the commission to find
solutions to some of the complicated hazardous waste issues we have in Colorado,”
said Neumann, who joined Greenberg Traurig in 2001 with a focus on environmental
The Hazardous Waste Commission is comprised of nine gubernatorial appointees
selected equally from industry, the public at large and local government
or academia. Members of the commission are chosen to ensure that varied
areas of expertise and points of view in the hazardous waste arena are represented.
Neumann, who also teaches hazardous waste law at the University of Colorado
as an adjunct professor, fills one of the academia slots.
At Greenberg Traurig, Neumann represents clients in the retail, petroleum,
natural gas, and mining industries on a wide variety of litigation, environmental,
natural resources, administrative and insurance coverage matters. He also
assists real estate owners and developers in obtaining land use approvals
and financial incentives for Brownfields development projects, and in efforts
to resolve environmental concerns in complex business transactions.
Neumann has served on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission since
March 2004 and is on the board of directors for the Pikes Peak Area Council
of Governments. Other memberships include: the North Front Range Transportation
and Air Quality Planning Council, the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation, the
American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, American Society of
Civil Engineers, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
(NAIOP) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon and has
a bachelor of science degree in engineering and environmental science from
the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Sara, have an eight-month-old
All Hazardous Waste Commission appointees must be confirmed by the Colorado
Senate. Neumann’s confirmation will take place during the next session in
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