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Adams and Reese Partner and Construction Team Co-Leader Trent Cotney discussed EPA roofing regulations and the industry push towards sustainable solutions and environmental responsibility in an interview with RoofersCoffeeShop, a news source for roofing contractors.

Cotney, says that some of these regulations can impact businesses, and it’s paramount that you stay in touch with the updates to ensure your company can accommodate any necessary changes.

“We need to be aware of the conversation happening around sustainability so that we can work together to fit into our business needs,” Cotney said. “If we don’t, we won’t be able to find a good balance or have a voice in the changes.” 

The interview was part of a “Coffee Conversations” episode, sponsored by IB Roof Systems. The interview with industry leaders also discussed important roofing regulations to be aware of to help businesses stay compliant in environmental responsibility. Guests included Cotney; Jason Stanley, CEO of IB Roof Systems; Deborah Mazol, Director of Federal Affairs at the National Roofing Contractors Association; and Tammy Hall, director of marketing and service for CFS Roofing Services and chair of NRCA’s government affairs committee.

A Partner in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, Cotney is a board-certified construction lawyer licensed in eight states and Washington, D.C. In construction litigation and arbitration, he represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers, and other professionals. He is an EU arbitrator for construction-related disputes. 

Cotney focuses his practice on all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting.