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Kent State Stark presenting oil and gas education series

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The Canton Small Business Development Center and Kent State University at Stark, in conjunction with the attorneys at the Roetzel & Andress Law Firm, will present a four-part Oil and Gas Education Series.

The public presentations are designed to provide education to members of the community. Presented by the attorneys at Roetzel & Andress, each event will provide a factual forum, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions regarding the subject matter.

Each event in the series will take place from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. Register online for $10 per person or $15 per couple at www.cantonsbdc.org.

The first session, Regulation of Oil and Gas in Ohio , will be held Nov. 29.

The program will review S.B. 315, Ohio’s newest law on oil and gas, as well as the regulations in the State of Ohio, including set-backs, chemical disclosure, requirements for pre-drilling, groundwater testing and permitting, among others.

Presenters include Robert B. Casarona and Shane A. Farolino.

Casarona, a Roetzel & Andress partner with a practice that focuses on environmental litigation, including toxic torts, as well as business and construction litigation, is a leader on the firm’s Oil and Gas Industry Team. He has served as the lead trial counsel in cases throughout Ohio, Florida, California and Utah and has argued appeals in numerous districts and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

His clients include businesses of all types. Casarona regularly lectures on topics, such as e-discovery, environmental law and business disputes. He has published articles on numerous topics, including a treatise chapter on environmental enforcement.

As a Roetzel & Andress partner and a leader on the firm’s Oil and Gas Industry Team, Farolino’s practice focuses on environmental compliance counseling, permitting and administrative, civil and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in handling Clean Water Act permitting projects, emergency response and crisis management events, the defense of environmental enforcement actions and toxic tort litigation matters. His clients have included major petroleum and manufacturing companies, commercial developers and government entities. Before entering private practice, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The remaining events in the series, Real Estate and Mineral Rights, Understanding the Process and Basic Contracts Used in Oil and Gas Management, will be scheduled soon.

For more information on the Oil and Gas Education Series, visit www.cantonsbdc.org or call 330-244-3290.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Small Business Development Center, Kent State Stark, at 330-244-3290 or ssalla@kent.edu. Call 330-244-3239 for TDD only.

The Canton Small Business Development Center is hosted at Kent State Stark by The Corporate University.

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