Post & Schell Adds Two Principals as Co-Chairs of a New Environmental Practice Group
Post & Schell, P.C. today announced that Stephen C. Jones and Paul R. McIntyre have joined the Firm as Principals and Co-Chairs of the Firm’s newly established, national Environmental Practice Group, resident in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office.
Messrs. Jones and McIntyre have a national client base that includes private equity funds and real estate developers, investors and managers, as well as energy, chemical, health care, and manufacturing companies. Both attorneys provide sophisticated counsel in environmental law and risk management, advising clients on regulatory compliance and environmental diligence and risk management in real estate and corporate transactions. Services provided by the new group will include pre-acquisition environmental diligence, asset analysis and management of environmental risks and liabilities, environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, brownfield remediation and development counseling, environmental health and safety guidance, the creative use of environmental insurance, and related representations before federal and state regulatory bodies.
Both attorneys join Post & Schell from the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where they established a multijurisdictional, national environmental practice in which they counselled clients on a broad range of environmental matters.
“Steve and Paul’s arrival at Post & Schell establishes a diverse, national, and business-oriented environmental regulatory and transactional practice group at the Firm,” said Brian M. Peters, President & Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell. “Their practice provides our existing and prospective clients across the U.S. with a highly specialized and in-demand set of legal services surrounding environmental law. This includes traditional investors like venture capital and private equity firms, as well as the Firm’s extensive roster of health care, energy, and construction clients.”
Mr. Jones has over 25 years of experience counseling clients regarding environmental matters, helping them to navigate complex regulatory schemes, identify and evaluate environmental risk, and manage the potentially significant liabilities inherent in the application of environmental laws. In addition to representing chemical and manufacturing companies, private developers and investors, and public entities, he advises traditional and clean tech companies, representing them before regulatory agencies and providing business counseling regarding risks associated with regulatory violations and associated environmental liabilities.
“We chose to come to Post & Schell because of its clear strategic vision,” said Mr. Jones. “They carefully manage overhead, have a strong leadership team, and they have made significant investments in intellectual capital and technology. Joining the Firm allows us to establish and grow a truly focused national environmental law practice. Our concentration is on industries with complex regulatory schemes and significant potential liabilities that can benefit from a practical, business-oriented approach to environmental issues. In addition to the Firm offering an extremely efficient cost and overhead structure, we also have the flexibility to develop an offering of legal services in environmental areas that are highly valued and specific to the affected industries.”
Mr. Jones represents parties in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions involving environmental issues affecting real property and industrial operations. His practice also includes advising clients regarding climate change significance determinations and disclosures, greenhouse gas reporting and disclosure obligations, and the creation and monetization of carbon credits and offsets. He is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis.
Mr. McIntyre manages environmental diligence and risk management protocols for leading real estate investment funds and developers. He advises clients on a broad range of environmental matters arising in connection with the acquisition, financing, management, remediation and redevelopment of real property, and in corporate mergers and acquisitions. His practice is focused on providing practical, business-oriented counseling to help clients manage the environmental risks inherent in the acquisition, development and operation of commercial property and industrial facilities, including the structuring of indemnity agreements, remediation trusts, and specialized environmental insurance products. He counsels clients regarding regulatory requirements for complex brownfield remediation and development projects, as well as property transfer requirements, state voluntary cleanup programs, and associated tax credits. He holds his Juris Doctor and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
“Post & Schell had a shared vision for our practice’s potential,” said Mr. McIntyre. “The Firm’s attorneys are highly collaborative, working closely with in-house counsel, and across the Firm’s practice groups. This approach allows Steve and me to expand our existing practice, and to provide the same opportunity for the Firm’s other practice groups.”