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Stroock Expands Environmental Practice

Stroock Expands Environmental Law Practice

E. Gail Suchman and Andrew E. Skroback Join as Special Counsel

April 12, 2007, New York, NY…Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced E. Gail Suchman and Andrew E. Skroback have joined Stroock’s Environmental Law Practice as Special Counsel.

Ms. Suchman (51), joins Stroock from Gilberti Stinziano Heintz and Smith, P.C., where she served as the managing attorney for its New York City office. She has over 25 years experience in environmental and energy law and policy. Ms. Suchman began her legal career as an enforcement attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, in Chicago. She spent over ten years as an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Protection Bureau at the New York State Attorney General's office and served for three years as regional director for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. For six years, as senior environmental counsel for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Ms. Suchman represented communities in litigation and transactional matters involving environmental protection, land use, and community economic development.  She works closely with real estate and industrial developers on traditional environmental and land use matters, as well as community outreach, brownfield redevelopment, and green design, and advises on socially responsible investment.  She also teaches at Columbia Law School, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, and is senior legal advisor to the Urban Design Lab for Sustainable Development at Columbia's Earth Institute.

Mr. Skroback (37), joins Stroock from Hunton & Williams, where he was a senior environmental associate focusing on complex litigation and transactional and business counseling.  His practice includes all aspects of environmental litigation, including prosecution and defense of complex environmental actions, site investigation and remediation, negotiations with regulatory agencies, joint defense efforts among private parties, and litigation in federal and state courts.  His background includes representation of corporate clients at large PCB-contaminated sediment Superfund sites. Additionally, Mr. Skroback helps clients assess the environmental risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, and other business and commercial real estate transactions by conducting environmental due diligence, preparing and negotiating environmental provisions in transactional documents, and providing related advice to buyers, sellers and lenders. 

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and venture capital firms in the U.S. and abroad.  Stroock’s emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation’s leading law firms for over 130 years. Stroock’s practice areas include: capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity/venture capital, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at www.stroock.com.

 

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