Susan Hlywa Topp
Firm: Topp Law PLC
Address: 213 East Main
Gaylord, MI 49734
Membership: State Bar of Michigan (Environmental Law Council, 1999—; Chair, 2007-2008, Chair Elect, 2006-2007, Secretary/Treasurer, 2005-2006, Program Committee Chair, 2003-2007); American Bar Association (Natural Resources and Environmental Law; Energy; L
University: Central Michigan University, B.S., Education, cum laude, 1978, Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Admitted: 1992, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Biography: Author: "Natural River Act: Inconsistencies in Variance Rules," 16 Mich. Env. L.J. No. 4, 1997; "Non-Point Source Water Quality Regulation in the United States," VII-6 International Legal Strategy, No. 15, 1998; "Severed Minerals: Are Surface Owners Entitled to Damages for Diminution of Their Property Value?," Vol.78, No. 2 Mich. B.J. 148, February 1999; "Severed Minerals: Restrictive Covenants as Restrictions on Surface Use by the Mineral Owner," Vol. 32, No. 4 Michigan Real Property Review, Winter 2004; "Severed Minerals: Restrictive Covenants as Restrictions on Surface Use by the Mineral Owner," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Severed Minerals Split Estates, Rights of Access, and Surface Use in Mineral Extraction Operations, Westminster, Colorado, February 17-18, 2005; "Wind Power Perspectives," Vol. 19, No. 1 Great Lakes Commission Advisor, Winter 2006. Speaker: "Listen, Learn & Lead: Surviving in These Litigious Times," Michigan Municipal League, September 1996; "Commercial Wind Turbine Generators," Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section, June 16, 2005; "Commercial Wind Turbine Generators," Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, March 22, 2006; "Administrative Law: Process & Examples," Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section Boot Camp, Otsego Club, Gaylord, Michigan, March 2, 2007; "Climate Change & Alternative Energy," Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and East & West Chapters of the Air & Waste Management Association Joint Conference, Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, November 28, 2007. Speaker and Author: "Environmental Aspects of Real Estate Transfers," Upper Michigan Legal Institute and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education of the Michigan State Bar, June 1996; "Natural Resources/Wetlands: Wetlands Mitigation, Habitat and Open Space," State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section Update '96, October 1996; "Contaminated Property Issues Under Part 201 of the Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act," Michigan City Management Association, July 1997; "Negotiating Contaminated Property Transfers," Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section, February 22, 2002; "Update and Repairs on the Condominium Act," ICLE Homeward Bound, May 9, 2002; "Effect of Oil & Gas Mineral Rights on Real Estate Transactions," Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section, May 9, 2003; "Alternative Energy Sources Along the Great Lakes, The National Water Crisis: Energy and Access for All?," University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, November 18, 2005; "Gas and Oil Issues in Real Estate Transactions," Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section, February 17, 2006; "Environmental Law, Alternative Energy and Siting Guidelines," Michigan Association of Planning Spring Institute, Lansing, Michigan, March 13, 2008. Certified Mediator, Michigan Supreme Court Administrators Office.