Barry S. Shanoff received his undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University. His clients include local governments and waste authorities throughout the country. Since 1982, he has served as general counsel of the Solid Waste Association of North America. Mr. Shanoff has negotiated and written contracts covering put-or-pay arrangements, hauling franchises, privatized landfill operations and management, waste-to-energy projects and landfill gas utilization. As a recognized expert in flow control, he for many years has worked with local officials nationwide in planning and implementing waste facility designation programs. Mr. Shanoff has written extensively on solid waste issues, including an award-winning monthly legal column that ran for two decades in World Wastes magazine. In 1999, he was named Legal Editor of Waste Age magazine, where his monthly columns continued. When Waste Age ended publication, he became the legal columnist for Waste360, where his writing now regularly appears. Mr. Shanoff is licensed in Illinois, Maryland and the District of Columbia and has qualified to practice in a number of federal district and appeals courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court.