Adam B. Silverman represents clients in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation environmental matters.
Adam represents clients regarding environmental compliance and the environmental aspects of corporate, commercial and real estate transactions, including advising developers and corporations on the acquisition, development, transfer, financing and sale of environmentally contaminated real estate. He regularly counsels clients on environmental risk management and mitigation. He is experienced in litigation and regulatory actions related to contamination. He also assists clients with the development of natural gas resources within the Marcellus Shale and the generation of carbon offset credits.
Areas of Concentration
· Environmental due diligence, risk management and mitigation in real estate and business transactions
· Brownfield redevelopment
· Environmental regulatory compliance
· Superfund and contamination
· Creation, monetization and trading of carbon credit offsets
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
· Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Environmental Committee, 2011-2013
Awards & Recognition
· Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
· Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2012
· Allocation of costs of Superfund response actions and natural resource damages for the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site in Northeast Wisconsin. Appleton Papers Inc. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co., No. 2:08-CV-16-WCG (E.D. Wis.).
· Superfund enforcement action seeking injunction to implement remedy at the Lower Fox River and Green Bay Site in Northeast Wisconsin. United States v. NCR Corp., No. 1:10-CV-910-WCG (E.D. Wis.).
· Mediator, Manhattan Civil and Small Claims Courts and the EEOC, August 2009-May 2010
· Law Clerk, Department of Justice International Trade Office, June 2008-August 2008
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Co-Author, "Environmental Audit-New York Looks to Expand the Scope of its Policy While EPA Seeks to Target Applicability," Environmental Law in New York, Vol. 24, No. 10, October 2013
· Co-Author, "1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back in Enviro Self-Audit Policy," Law360, May 24, 2013
· Co-Author, "One Step Forward, One Step Back - NY Moves Forward on Its Environmental Self-Audit Policy as EPA Looks to Retreat," GT Alert, May 2013
· Co-Author, "Carbon Claustrophobia - Significant Changes Coming to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's Cap and Trade Program," GT Alert, April 2013
· Author, "Is EPA Playing Chicken with Clean Air Act Greenhouse Gas Standards?" 36 Pennsylvania Law Weekly 312, April 2, 2013