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Millan Receives LEED® Accredited Professional Certification
July 6, 2009

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MillanNEW ORLEANS—Jones Walker is pleased to announce that Stanley A. Millan, S.J.D., has received the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) certification. Several thousand architects and building professionals are LEED-accredited, yet few attorneys have earned this credential; Dr. Millan is one of the few LEED AP-credentialed attorneys in Louisiana.

"In addition to providing clients with traditional legal advice, my LEED AP certification allows me to help clients navigate the LEED certification requirements for environmentally-conscious projects," said Dr. Millan. He added, "As a LEED AP attorney, I assist building owners with contracts that include the necessary provisions needed for a construction or design project to comply with LEED certification requirements." He can also further green law with his students.

William H. Hines, Jones Walker's Managing Partner, congratulated Dr. Millan on his achievement: "There are only a handful of attorneys in Louisiana—and very few along the Gulf Coast—who have met the rigorous requirements to receive the LEED AP certification. This is a testament to Stan's commitment to his practice and to our profession."

Dr. Millan's practice includes air, water, and waste regulation, including compliance counseling and defense before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), and courts. His practice also includes endangered species and wetland regulation, dealing with the EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the LDEQ, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His government contracts work covers small business issues, bid protests, contract dispute claims, and negotiations of equitable adjustments.

Dr. Millan also teaches environmental law and government contracts law at both Tulane University Law School and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. Since the Professional Accreditation program was launched by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2001, more than 75,000 people have earned the credential, but few of them are attorneys.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.

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