Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C.

Environment Department

Pennsylvania
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What the team is known for Market-leading environmental practice with sterling expertise in a wide range of permitting, remediation and regulatory compliance matters. Offers exceptional litigation experience in a range of major disputes, including those involving air, water and shale gas issues and wider tort claims. Maintains a strong reputation for work on behalf of clients in the mining and energy sectors, alongside roles acting for public sector entities, transportation companies and developers.

Strengths"It has a strong practice and top-quality environmental lawyers," reports a source.

Peers note: "It has a deep bench and a great way of understanding environmental issues."

A client simply says: "It is the best."

Work highlights Advised Duquesne University on environmental matters associated with the sale of its on-campus electricity, steam and chilled water generation facility to Clearway Energy.

Notable practitioners

Chester Babst is "the absolute best when it comes to environmental issues," according to one client. He advises on a host of matters, including air and water issues.

Dean Calland provides high-quality advice in connection to transactions, as part of a broad environment practice. Interviewees describe him as a "noted expert" and a "knowledgeable practitioner."

Donald Bluedorn carries out substantial work in counseling energy companies on water and wastewater management issues. He also advises on matters such as brownfield remediations.

Kevin Garber is "incredibly intelligent and a great resource," say commentators. He has a specialty in advising on issues relating to water law and natural resources law.

Lindsay Howard offers expertise in site remediation, natural resource damages and hazardous waste issues. Sources consider him to be "a pragmatic lawyer."