THE FIRM Attorneys at this boutique are cultivating a strong Marcellus Shale practice, using expertise in natural gas activity to provide clients with specialized advice. Clients solicit the firm's representation on everything from permitting issues to regulatory compliance. Litigation is also a strong focus at this Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia-based firm, with attorneys handling toxic tort defense cases and major class actions.
Sources say: "They've worked hard and developed an outstanding practice."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Robert Fox is known to be "very smart and business-savvy." He recently handled a number of remediation cases, including federal cleanups of contaminated water ways. He also advises clients on the development of renewable energy projects at closed landfill sites.
"High-quality" lawyer Marc Gold maintains an active practice dealing with regulatory issues arising from the production of oil and gas. These matters regularly involve questions over the use of methods such as hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas.
Michael Meloy is regarded as a "very thoughtful, practical, common-sense lawyer" who has worked on numerous regulatory issues emerging from the Marcellus Shale region.
Bart Cassidy has recently handled a variety of Superfund and litigation matters, including the defense of a multiparty natural resource damage claim.
Jonathan Spergel is highly respected for his work on environmental regulatory matters. In the past year he has acted for a retail client on environmental compliance and enforcement issues.
Joseph Manko draws on his extensive experience in environmental law to provide clients with advice on issues relating to real estate development, regulatory permitting and compliance and transactional matters surrounding M&A.
Carol McCabe is able to advise clients on a range of permitting and compliance issues relating to air, hazardous waste and wastewater. She is experienced in representing clients before a variety of hearings and appeals boards.