Stradley Ronon Partner Honored

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 01:00

Stradley Ronon partner Andrew S. Levine received the Pennsylvania Bar Association's annual award for Distinguished Service to the Profession during this year's Environmental Law Forum held in Harrisburg.

Mr. Levine and Saul Ewing partner Joel R. Burcat were honored for their commitment to the development and implementation of the Environmental, Mineral & Natural Resources Law Section's pro bono program. Levine served as the program's first coordinator from 1999-2006 and continues to play an integral role in the program's success.

As chair of the firm's environmental practice group, Mr. Levine handles a variety of environmental regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters. He coordinates Clean Air Act strategies for facilities located in moderate and severe non-attainment areas and defends clients in enforcement matters and citizen suits under RCRA, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. In addition, Levine provides extensive counsel on statutory and regulatory developments in the solid waste, water and air programs of several states.

Stradley Ronon partner and chair of the firm's tax practice group Todd C. Vanett was recently elected to the board of trustees of the Walnut Street Theatre, widely regarded as one of America's most successful regional theaters. As chair of Stradley Ronon's tax practice group, Mr. Vanett counsels and provides advice to middle-market companies on various matters including corporate and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and liquidations, and financing transactions. He also counsels clients on business formations and transaction structure, including the use of limited-liability companies, S corporations and partnerships.