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Mary Ellen Eagan Named 2018 ACC Board Chair

Posted November 13, 2017 by

HMMH is pleased to announce that President and CEO Mary Ellen Eagan has been named Chair of the 2018 Airports Consultants Council (ACC) Board of Directors. Ms. Eagan’s term became effective at the 2017 Membership Meeting on November 7th, during the ACC Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

ACC is the global trade association that represents private businesses involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. The association informs its members of new trends while promoting fair competition and procurement practices that protect the industry’s bottom line.

Mary Ellen has served on the ACC board for six years and remains very active throughout the aviation industry. She also holds leadership roles within other associations such as the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and Airports Council International (ACI).

“It is an honor to serve as ACC’s Board Chair for 2018,” said Mary Ellen. “ACC is unique in the industry as the only organization focused on the business of airport development. I am looking forward to bringing my perspective as a small firm owner to advancing ACC’s mission.”

About HMMH
HMMH is an international leader in environmental and transportation planning including noise and vibration control, air quality analysis, airport and airspace planning, and climate and energy solutions. With three offices throughout the country, we serve government and private industry clients with a broad range of innovative and effective solutions. HMMH is certified as a Woman-Owned (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and is recognized as an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, visit www.hmmh.com.

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Names Beveridge & Diamond Environmental Firm of the Year

Posted November 6, 2017 by

November 2, 2017 – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have named EBC Member Company Beveridge & Diamond “Environmental Firm of the Year” for 2018. U.S. News states that the “Law Firm of the Year” designation is based on a law firm’s overall performance in a given practice area and on its showing in U.S. News’ research for the 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”

In addition, the 2018 Best Law Firms list once again awarded our environmental and litigation practices Tier 1 nationwide rankings. “Firms included in the 2018 ‘Best Law Firms’ list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise,” according to U.S. News.

With more than 100 lawyers in offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, the firm helps clients from a range of industries solve complex environmental and natural resource challenges across the U.S. and internationally.

Beveridge & Diamond’s 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings include:

TIER 1

  • National
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Austin
    Environmental Law
  • Boston
    Environmental Law
    Land Use & Zoning Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • New York
    Environmental Law
  • San Francisco
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Washington, DC
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental

TIER 2

  • National
    Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Baltimore
    Commercial Litigation

TIER 3

  • Seattle
    Environmental Law
    Litigation – Environmental
  • Washington, DC
    Arbitration

“We appreciate U.S. News’ and Best Lawyers’ recognition of our firm’s strength through our focused, nationwide environmental practice – the only one of its kind.  I also thank our clients and our lawyers, who make our success possible,” said Beveridge & Diamond Chairman Benjamin F. Wilson.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are now in their eighth year and feature law firms whose performance clients and peers consistently rate as impressive. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has recognized Beveridge & Diamond as a top-tier firm each year since the launch of the ratings.

Beveridge & Diamond’s more than 100 lawyers in eight U.S. offices focus on environmental and natural resource law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We help clients resolve critical environmental and sustainability issues relating to their products, facilities, and operations.

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Mackie Shea, PC Ranked First Tier Law Firm

Posted November 3, 2017 by

November 1, 2017 – The environmental boutique law firm of Mackie Shea, PC has again received a first tier ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. The firm was ranked Tier 1 for both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation in the Boston metropolitan area for 2018. The firm also ranked Tier 2 nationally for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.

Tom Mackie and John Shea have been listed in Best Lawyers for ten years, joined by partner Peter Durning for the second year.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive rating from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Mackie Shea, PC concentrates in environmental, land use and renewable energy law, and related litigation.

Contact:

Noreen P. Ruggiero

(617) 266-5700

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EBC Board of Director, Robert D. Cox, Jr., named Managing Partner of Bowditch & Dewey LLP

Posted November 2, 2017 by

EBC is pleased to share the announcing of EBC Board of Director, Bob Cox, being named Managing Partner of Bowditch & Dewey LLP. Bob also serves as the Vice Chair of Programming for the Environmental Business Council.

With Robert D. Cox, Jr. assuming the position of managing partner at Bowditch & Dewey Nov. 1, change is coming to the 103-year-old law firm.

Cox says he plans to focus on developing the firm’s talent, embracing technology to improve efficiency and client service, and strengthening its ties to Worcester, Framingham and the broader Boston community. “The timing couldn’t be better for Worcester,” says Cox, noting that extensive renovations of its offices are part of a broad city renaissance.

An environmental lawyer, Cox takes the helm from real estate attorney James D. Hanrahan, who has served as managing partner for the past eight years. Under Hanrahan’s leadership, the firm increased its focus on technology and efficiency. It also revamped its management structure, creating a single managing partner position to replace a five-member management committee.

“This new structure allows us to be more streamlined and effective as the legal market place changes,” says Cox, noting that Bowditch & Dewey is now more nimble in positioning itself as a tech-savvy, talent-driven and growth-oriented firm.

The firm recently hired a technology innovation manager to both implement cutting-edge software and help attorneys hone their technology skills. Efficient use of space and creating an environment that fosters collaboration are key components of recent renovations to both the Worcester and Framingham offices. The elimination of most file cabinets is part of the firm’s effort to eventually become a paperless office.

For the last few years Cox has led the firm’s hiring efforts and has been instrumental in bringing new talent to all three Bowditch & Dewey offices. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, Cox and Hanrahan have spent the past three months working together to set a strategic vision for the firm. “I’m excited to build upon the efforts the firm initiated under Jim’s leadership, especially talent acquisition and development,” says Cox. “We are extremely proud of the firm’s history of community leadership and we are actively developing a new generation of leaders.”

Drawing on over 30 years of experience, Cox counsels clients on environmental compliance and enforcement actions. Cox is regarded as a leader in brownfields development and known for his technical knowledge of clean water regulatory issues. Cox is slated to chair the Environmental Business Council of New England in 2018, currently serving as a Board Member and Vice-Chair of Programming, and leads the Mayor’s Brownfields Task Force, City of Worcester.

Hanrahan manages a comprehensive land use practice often representing local and national companies before Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeal and Conservation Commissions throughout the Commonwealth. His expertise includes all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, development and financing.

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About Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

With nearly 60 lawyers, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP offers a depth of practice in the core areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment, and estate and tax planning. The firm has the talent, skills and knowledge to handle complex transactions and counsel New England businesses and institutions on the full range of legal issues. The firm is a member of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent legal and accounting firms. www.bowditch.com

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Nitsch Engineering, led by EBC Board of Director Lisa Brothers, ranked in Women & Power’s 2017 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts

Posted November 2, 2017 by

It gives EBC great pleasure to share that Nitsch Engineering, an EBC Member Company, was recently ranked in The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine’s 2017 top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.

EBC would like to recognize and congratulate EBC Board of Director and Nitsch Engineering Chairman and CEO Lisa Brothers. Lisa is a hard-working leader and a fantastic individual. EBC would not have be where it is today without her support.

Here’s how the list was created:We look at revenue or operating budget and other variables, including number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects. We then rank organizations according to our own formula. We consider both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This is the 16th year that The Commonwealth Institute — a local nonprofit that supports female business leaders — has created the list, and the fifth year that the Globe Magazine has partnered with the group.”

Join us in congratulating Lisa Brothers and Nitsch Engineering by sharing this news below, or by reading and sharing the original article listed here.

 

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