Greenberg Traurig Adds Grant E. Nichols to Environmental Practice in Philadelphia

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Grant E. Nichols, who joins as of counsel in the Environmental Practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Grant E. Nichols, who joins as of counsel in the Environmental Practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

“I am thrilled to welcome Grant to Greenberg Traurig and our Environmental Practice,” said Curtis B. Toll, Environmental Practice shareholder and operating shareholder of the firm’s Philadelphia office. “Grant’s multidisciplinary experience will further strengthen our Environmental Practice as it continues to grow and be a leader in the industry.”

Nichols focuses his practice on environmental law, with an emphasis on managing environmental liabilities associated with larger real estate and corporate transactions. His clients include real estate developers, environmental consultants, private equity investors, and manufacturing companies. Nichols also has significant experience guiding clients through complex risk management issues, including in the healthcare, cyber, and privacy contexts. He regularly drafts and negotiates stock and asset purchase agreements, analyzes risk management programs of target companies, and negotiates insurance coverage to tailor risks associated with acquisitions.

“I am very excited to begin this new chapter at Greenberg Traurig,” said Nichols. “When I was presented with the opportunity to help build Greenberg Traurig’s transactional environmental practice, which is already one of the best in the business, I could not pass it up. The breadth and depth of the firm’s resources and its international network of 1,900 attorneys will also allow me to continue to successfully serve my clients and push my practice to reach new heights.”

Nichols previously worked in the Insurance Practice of a national, Philadelphia-based law firm before handling complex environmental insurance issues at an international specialty lines insurance company. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and his B.A. from Rutgers University.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The attorneys help to secure permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions and other environmental 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. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig was recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office

Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is now home to over 30 attorneys and 12 practices including Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Technology, Environmental, Gaming, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Real Estate, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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