Brett Renton to Present PFAS Update at 2021 Florida Airports Council Summit

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Brett Renton to Present PFAS Update at 2021 Florida Airports Council Summit

Brett Renton, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Orlando office, will discuss the current state of PFAS litigation at the 2021 Florida Airports Council Education and Training Summit, on October 27, 2021.

Speaking on the first day of the three-day summit, Brett will once again present to conference attendees during the annual “PFAS Update,” a round-table discussion providing insight on the ongoing PFAS product-liability litigation filed by airports. Participating as a panelist during the program, Brett will address the multi-district litigation involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as well as airport PFAS management, groundwater remediation, FDEP updates and where the agency is headed in 2022. Brett’s co-panelists during the presentation will include, Teresa Booeshaghi, John Lengel, P.E., Paul Newman, as well Jorge R. Caspary, P.G., who will act as the panel moderator.

After meeting virtually in 2020, the summit will resume an in-person format in 2021, with standing room only attendance expected for the popular “PFAS Update” program. For more information on the Florida Airports Council’s 2021 Education and Training Summit, click here.

Founded in 1969, the Florida Airports Council (FAC) is composed of members representing Florida’s commercial service airports, the state’s publicly-owned general aviation airports, a Spaceport and more than 250 corporate, educational, affiliate, student chapters and student members. According to the organization, “the Council is committed to continued improvement of the many aviation facilities in Florida, as well as professional development of its members. Educational programs, conferences, webinars, and seminars are held each year to provide the membership with the tools necessary to perform their job responsibilities, as well as prepare them for more challenging positions in the future.”

About Brett R. Renton

Brett Renton is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Brett represents individuals, companies, corporations, banks and government entities in business litigation/transactions, construction law, landlord-tenant matters, and government/environmental issues. He has substantial experience in aviation legal matters, having represented the Sanford Airport Authority for more than a decade. Brett is part of a team of attorneys at Shutts & Bowen that are at the fore-front of fast-moving PFAS issues related to fire-fighting suppression foams. He is experienced in navigating high-stakes, emerging contaminant issues and regulatory obstacles, and was among the first lawyers in Florida to have filed litigation against PFAS manufacturing companies on behalf of airports. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Brett has consistently recognized by Florida Super Lawyers since 2013 for his work.

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