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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum

PHILADELPHIA — APRIL 3, 2019 — Caleb J. Holmes and Kaitlyn R. Maxwell from the Philadelphia office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will present at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Annual Environmental Law Forum. The Forum will be held April 3-4, 2019 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The Environmental Law Forum provides an intensive learning experience for practitioners surrounding legal updates, best practices, new technologies, and roundtables discussions. Educational tracks include energy developments, conventional land developments, regulatory change, infrastructure developments, and environmental litigation.  

Holmes will present on “Contaminated Site Allocation.” The session will discuss recent Superfund cases in which courts have allocated responsibility for cleanup costs among parties. The presentation will also address potential implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on CERCLA settlements, as well as other notable Superfund case law.

Holmes focuses his practice on environmental and commercial litigation. He has a wide range of experience in environmental transaction and regulatory counseling matters.

Maxwell will present on “Drinking Water System Expansion and Consideration of Potential Contaminants.” The presentation will provide an overview of installation of new pipes and drinking water wells, compliance challenges associated with replacement of water service lines, and the statutory and regulatory tools available for addressing potential contamination of drinking water. It will also will discuss some of the challenges presented by emerging contaminants like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Maxwell focuses her practice on environmental litigation, including major contamination cases under the hazardous waste and Superfund laws. She also advises clients in transactions involving the sale of contaminated real property.

David G. Mandelbaum is a course planner for the Forum and will lead “Planners Roundtable: Pipelines, Professionalism, & Priorities.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Environmental

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions; handle a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; prepare for and respond to emergencies; craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges. GT received a first-tier ranking in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2019 "Best Law Firms" report.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.