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Candee is an environmental attorney with a focus on the evaluation and management of large-scale environmental risks in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of environmentally impacted real estate properties and businesses. Candee negotiates underlying transactional documents and regulatory agreements, advises on brownfield redevelopment and remediation issues and structures, negotiates and manuscripts specialty lines insurance products including pollution legal liability products. In addition, Candee regularly works with clients to achieve compliance with state-specific environmental statutes, such as the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and other New Jersey environmental laws.

Candee also has considerable litigation experience in statutory contribution and cost recovery actions and related cost allocations under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Her work in this area has involved representations for clients at two high-profile Superfund sediment sites.

Candee is highly efficient at managing complex matters and works well with clients to set and manage their goals and expectations. In addition to her legal work, Candee is active in various professional and civic organizations. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court, which promotes professionalism, ethics, civility and excellence within environmental law.


  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Complex redevelopment projects
  • Military base reuse
  • Environmental risk management and mitigation
  • Environmental remediation
  • Environmental insurance products
  • Superfund cleanup and litigation strategy


Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Advised clients on the purchase and sale of contaminated real estate and impacted businesses, as well as compliance with transaction-triggered environmental laws.
  • Provided regulatory counseling to corporations and developers involved in remediation of brownfield properties, including regulatory submissions and redevelopment and remediation issues.
  • Negotiated settlements of environmental liability disputes, including liability under ISRA.
  • Provided environmental permitting guidance for various businesses, including landfill and energy projects.
  • Advised clients in matters involving environmental aspects of land use.
  • Negotiated and manuscripted pollution legal liability products on behalf of developers, corporations and lenders.
  • Representation of three clients in connection with the Lower Passaic River Superfund Site. Currently defending clients in Occidental Chemical Corporation v. 21st Century Fox America, Inc., et al., in which Occidental Chemical Corporation is seeking cost recovery and contribution under CERCLA from more than 100 defendants.
  • Representation of three clients in connection with the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site (Woonasquatucket River). Currently defending clients in Emhart v. United States, et al.
  • Represented one client in connection with the Lower Fox River Superfund Site and in defense of NCR Corporation v. Whiting Paper Co. and United States v. NCR Corporation.
  • Assistant City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia Law Department, Code Enforcement Unit, 2015-2016
  • Legal Fellow, City of Philadelphia Law Department, Regulatory Affairs Unit, 2014-2015
  • Legal Intern, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, Region 3, 2013-2014
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Intermountain Region, 2013

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
    • Litigation - Environmental, 2021-2022
    • Environmental Law, 2022
  • Panelist, Villanova Environmental Law Journal Symposium, Recipient of the ABA SEER “Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award,” 2019
  • Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court, 2013-Present
    • Executive Director, 2021-2026
    • Executive Board Secretary, 2019-2021 
    • Executive Board Co-Counselor, 2017-2019
    • Executive Board CLE Coordinator, 2015-2017
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation Committee, 2020-Present
  • Guest Lecturer, Penn State Law School, Civil Procedure: Discovery and Electronically-Stored Information (ESI), 2020
  • Course Mentor, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Environmental Lawyering, 2018-Present
  • Young Environmental Professionals Network of Philadelphia
    • Executive Board Secretary, 2016-2019


  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, Villanova University School of Law
    • Executive Editor, Villanova Environmental Law Journal, 2013-2014

    • Staff Writer, Villanova Environmental Law Journal, 2012-2013

  • Diploma di maturità, Communications, English, University of Utah
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin