Duane Morris Attorney Marc Brookman to Participate in Urban Land Institute Panel on Super Storm Sandy

Jul 12, 2013, 12:55 ET from Duane Morris LLP

NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that Marc Brookman, of counsel in the firm's Philadelphia office, will participate in an upcoming Disaster Assistance Advisory Services Panel convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Panelists will review specific studies, plans and reports, as well as assess best practices related to rebuilding parts of the New York/New Jersey region devastated by Super Storm Sandy. The Advisory Services Panel, titled "After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability," is set for July 14 to July 19 in New York.

Brookman will join local and international representatives of the land use, real estate, finance and public policy professions, as well as climate change and sustainability experts, in seeking to prepare the region's response to future large-scale events. The panelists will consult with regional stakeholders, tour several locations affected by Super Storm Sandy and collaborate to produce a guide for future development in the region that would ensure the resilience and adaptability of the region's infrastructure. The group will present its findings at a press conference on July 22. The panel, which will be chaired by ULI's Senior Resident Fellow John McIlwain, was created at the request of three ULI District Councils—New York, Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

"I'm honored to participate in this important ULI event," said Brookman. "It is vital that we produce a viable plan for focused, smart development in the New York/New Jersey region, with an emphasis on protecting against future natural disasters. I look forward to contributing my thoughts and experience in the areas of land use and development to such an esteemed group of thought leaders."

Brookman practices in the areas of real estate development, acquisition and disposition, zoning and land use, common interest documentation, leasing and housing. He has served as a chair of the Philadelphia District Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is also an emeritus member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation. Brookman is the immediate past chair of the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, a collaborative initiative of various organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey counties from Mercer County southward and the State of Delaware. Alliance members, which number more than 180 organizations, include land use policy groups, developers, state and county governments, environmental groups, universities and colleges and economic development groups.

Brookman has served as the chair of the American Bar Association Housing Committee of the Urban, State and Local Government Section, and is a former member of the subcommittees on Office Leasing and Mixed-Use Projects of the Development and Financing of Condominiums Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. He is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a former executive committee member of the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Brookman is a founder and former president of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for real estate in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions. A frequent lecturer on real estate law, he is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and Temple University.

About the Urban Land Institute

Founded in 1936, ULI is a worldwide organization representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities.

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