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Mackie Shea PC Receives Accolades from Chambers USA

Posted June 25, 2018 by

Contact: Noreen P. Ruggiero, 617-266-5700

The Boston boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea, PC and its three shareholders were recognized again as one of the top environmental law firms in Massachusetts in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA Guide.

The firm is known for its “respected practice, its litigation prowess and representation before state and federal agencies, its effective handling of licensing disputes, (and) broad experience in matters such as solid waste management, renewable energy plats, and residential and commercial developments. Clients commend the lawyers’ “excellence in strategic thinking, drafting of arguments and very successful litigation.” They are “very knowledgeable and willing to dig into the details to achieve the correct answer,” (and) “are smart, responsive and successful.”

Thomas A Mackie, has a broad environmental practice with experience across a wide range of complex matters, including hazardous waste cost recovery and cleanups. “Tom is outstanding, very smart and well focused.”

John F. Shea is a “highly respected environmental and land use attorney” with “significant experience in hazardous waste, water, wetlands and brownfield remediation.”

Peter F. Durning has notable experience in handling a wide range of environmental matters. He is skilled in land use, contaminated property permitting issues, and enforcement disputes.

Chambers rankings are based on client interviews and opinions of colleagues and competitors assessing legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and business sense.


Mackie Shea, P.C.
Counselors at Law

Boston Office 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1118, Boston MA 02116
Concord Office 33 Bradford Street, Concord MA 01742
p 617-266-5700  f 617-266-5237  www.lawmso.com


Tetra Tech Acquires Fort Point Associates

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Boston, Mass.–June 21, 2018– Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Fort Point Associates, Inc. of Boston (FPA). This merger enhances Tetra Tech’s local planning and waterfront development capacity, and enhances FPA’s ability to provide a broad range of engineering and environmental consulting services to their clients.

FPA is a leader in urban and waterfront planning and environmental consulting having worked on some of the most complex and challenging projects in the Boston area, including the Encore Boston Harbor casino resort, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Central Artery/Tunnel project. They have assisted many of the area’s finest colleges and universities, including Boston University and Boston College, to plan and redevelop their campuses. They have also been selected to work on hundreds of transformative private development projects with the City’s foremost developers that have reshaped the city one piece at a time, including many Boston waterfront projects.

Locally, Tetra Tech’s operations include the former Rizzo Associates and Daylor Consulting and FPA is the latest addition to this team. Combined they operate as Tetra Tech Infrastructure Northeast (INE), and will continue to be known for their engineering design and environmental consulting expertise. The integration of FPA’s waterfront planning expertise into INE’s science and engineering practice will greatly bolster their combined capacity to successfully guide complex projects in a changing environment.

Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. The firm supports global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.


Epsilon’s Dwight Dunk Elected New President of SWS New England

Posted June 15, 2018 by

Epsilon is pleased to announce that Principal ​Dwight Dunk, PWS was recently elected President of the New England Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS). Dwight has been an SWS member for many years and is looking forward to his new role as chapter President.

SWS is an international non-profit organization with over 3,000 members in more than 60 countries. Member hail from in governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia and private consulting. The SWS mission is to promote understanding, conservation, protection, restoration, science-based management, and sustainability of wetlands. SWS New England Chapter is dedicated to fostering conservation and understanding of wetland issues in the six New England states. The objectives of the New England Chapter include: fostering conservation and understanding of wetland issues of particular interest to New England; advancing public education of the region’s wetland resources, and encouraging prudent management of wetland resources.

For additional information about the organization, see http://sws.org/.


Tighe & Bond Named A “Best Firm To Work For”

Posted June 11, 2018 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – June 7, 2018 – Based on the survey results of its 2018 Best Firms To Work For Ranking, Zweig Group recently named Tighe & Bond one of the best civil engineering firms to work for in the nation. This annual awards competition is based on business practice data collected from numerous participating firms across the country, including feedback solicited through an employee survey.

This award recognizes the top firms leading the way in creating a work place that inspires, motivates and rewards employees.

The competitive ranking that results is based on comprehensive evaluations of factors such as firm culture and workplace practices, employee benefits, career development and growth opportunities, compensation, performance and recognition, as well as recruiting and retention rates. All firms that apply for this prestigious ranking and recognition are evaluated against each other, not a set standard.

“Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation, and it is always a significant honor. It also exemplifies our ongoing commitment to create a working environment where all employees feel valued, and where they can see their contribution to the overall mission and success of the firm and our clients,” comments Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO David Pinsky. “Our ability to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented staff is crucial to providing the high quality, responsive services that our clients have come to expect and deserve,” he adds.

Zweig Group will recognize Tighe & Bond, along with the other best firm winners, during the 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in September. This is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) firms in the U.S.

Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 350 people work from offices located in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm continues to evolve to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.com.



EBC Member Spotlight – Pierce Atwood LLP

Posted June 6, 2018 by

Announcing the new EBC Member Spotlight! Any EBC Member is welcome to fill out the Google Form for submission by following this link.

Firm Description

Pierce Atwood LLP, a highly-regarded, full-service law firm based in New England, has 160 attorneys serving regional, national, and international clients.  Pierce Atwood provides legal and business counsel to regional and local enterprises, energy project developers, utilities, financiers, middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals, as well as Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and local, state, and foreign governments.

Pierce Atwood’s environmental attorneys work with municipalities, businesses, individuals, and government regulators to shape, understand, and navigate the developing regulatory landscape.

Firm lawyers address the full range of environmental, land use, natural resource, energy, renewable energy, remediation, and toxic tort issues, as well as the interrelationship of these issues to real estate, local land use, tax, commercial banking, and corporate transactions. Click here to learn more about Pierce Atwood’s Environmental Practice Group.

Firm Highlights

Firm Contact

Michelle O’Brien, Partner
617.488.8146 // mobrien@pierceatwood.com

EBC Membership Directory

Pierce Atwood LLP