Contact Informationhdoliner@verrilldana.comVerrill Dana LLP
Harlan Doliner is an attorney in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP, where his practice includes maritime technology, security and environmental issues; transaction support; strategic risk-assessment and management; brownfields re-development; enforcement defense and regulatory compliance. He is an officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and currently serves as the President of the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network.
LAW.783Energy Law in Maritime EcomonyClick to Open
The pursuit of offshore energy development – especially renewable energy - comes with great potential, but with technical, market and legal challenges as well. There are natural and engineering challenges posed by the depth of the water, the struggle to pinpoint optimal siting, the forces of the wind and the waves, and the density of the seabed. There are financing challenges in locating start-up funding, determining the nature of ownership, securing leases, loans, and sufficient operating capital, and insuring the whole enterprise. There are the legal challenges of negotiating contractual arrangements for connecting to the power grid and selling the power to utilities or other users as well as the environmental and other regulatory permitting processes and appeals. This course provides a comprehensive look at the legal, transactional, practical lawyering and regulatory issues associated with the sustainable development and project financing of off-shore energy projects, emphasizing wind and hydrokinetics, but also drawing on experience with on-shore wind, solar and geo-thermal energy. Students successfully completing this course will be better prepared for transactional practice in a burgeoning field.
Course DegreeJuris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law
Faculty AssociatedHarlan Doliner
LMA.792Maritime Security LawClick to Open
The course addresses the law of maritime security in the United States in the context of the post-September 11 global economy. Recent, essential measures such as the International Ship & Port Security Code and the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 will be covered in addition to traditional statutory and regulatory schemes such as port state control and the Safety of Life at Sea Convention. An underlying premise of the course is the relationship between environmental considerations and maritime security risk management in the practical implementation of legal principles. Students will learn principles of U.S. and international maritime security law in a context of transactional practice, including simulated client counseling and formulation of transaction documents such as legal opinions. Prior maritime and/or environmental law courses will be helpful, but are not a prerequisite.