PRFA Conference Held in Latham

October 17, 2015

The Property Rights Foundation of America (PRFA) held its 19th annual conference on private property rights on October 17, 2015 in Latham, New York. The conference featured acclaimed experts and leaders from across the country and focused on trends and threats to private property rights. Attorney Matthew D. Norfolk, partner of the Lake Placid based law firm, Briggs Norfolk LLP, was asked to and spoke on the ongoing legal battle between McCulley and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) involving the use and status of the Old Mountain Road in the Town of North Elba and Keene.

"Those who attended the conference showed great interest in the seemingly never-ending legal battle involving the DEC, Old Mountain Road and environmental conservation," stated Norfolk.

Each year PRFA sponsors the annual New York conference on private property rights near the New York State capitol, with noteworthy leaders and experts from across the country speaking on topics of prime importance to property rights activists and policy leaders. The all-day event draws attendees from the New York region and beyond. Alongside Norfolk, speakers included Roger Pilon, Ph D., J.D, VP of Legal Affairs at Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.; U.S. Representative Tom Reed; Jim Streeter, the former Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, and, Clayton Dethlefsen, Executive Director of the Western Predator Control Association.

Norfolk specializes in litigation and the representation of individuals and businesses in matters involving complex land use disputes, commercial disputes, contract negotiations, construction law, environmental regulatory issues, real property disputes and tort liability, including personal injury claims. Prior to relocating to Lake Placid in 2003, Matthew was employed as a litigation attorney in Manhattan and also worked in Tokyo, Japan as corporate counsel for international affairs for a global manufacturing and technology company.

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