Robinson+Cole Forms Sustainability Cross-Practice Team

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The firm has formed an interdisciplinary team to enhance its ability to assist clients with legal issues related to the many facets of sustainability

Our lawyers have a long track record and extensive experience in the sustainability and clean energy field, and bringing them together in a structured way better positions us to serve firm clients with the full-breadth of our capabilities.

Robinson+Cole announced today that lawyers from a variety of its practice areas have formally come together to form an interdisciplinary Sustainability Group. Comprised of lawyers with deep experience and a history of collaborating to handle sustainability issues related to energy, environmental, tax, intellectual property, real estate, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and construction matters, the team is positioned to offer clients a comprehensive approach to incorporating sustainable designs and practices into their business.

“Sustainability enters just about every conversation we have with clients, whether it’s about how they can improve energy efficiency, convert to renewable or alternative energy sources, use green building methods, or preserve natural resources, green projects are at the top of people’s minds,” said John B. Lynch, Jr. Robinson+Cole Managing Partner. “Our lawyers have a long track record and extensive experience in the sustainability and clean energy field, and bringing them together in a structured way better positions us to serve firm clients with the full-breadth of our capabilities.”

The lawyers in the group routinely counsel clients on addressing sustainable practices such as using renewable and alternative energy, recycling and conserving water and other resources, financing green initiatives, following LEED and green construction practices, implementing corporate sustainability programs, managing climate change risks through adaption and mitigation, and establishing clean-tech ventures.

Team members include: Kenneth C. Baldwin (Energy), Brian W. Blaesser (Real Estate + Development), John P. Casey (Land Use), Richard M. Fil (Environmental), Jerome L. Garciano (Real Estate + Development), Alexander W. Judd (Energy), Michael F. Maglio (Finance), Robert S. Melvin (Environmental), Joey Lee Miranda (Energy), Sorell E. Negro (Real Estate + Development), Theresa A. Omansky (Real Estate + Development), Martin A. Onorato (Construction), David M. Panico (Public Finance), Kathleen M. Porter (Intellectual Property), Rickie M. Sonpal (Business Transactions), and Joseph B. White (Business Transactions).

About Robinson+Cole
Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1845, Robinson & Cole LLP has expanded to meet the changing needs of clients. The firm represents corporate, governmental, and nonprofit entities, as well as individual clients, in a wide range of matters, including corporate; business and insurance litigation; tax and tax-exempt; finance; public finance; land use, environmental and utilities, and real estate; health law; labor, employment, and benefits; intellectual property and technology; data privacy and security; and government relations. For more information, please visit http://www.rc.com.

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