September 01, 2012

People on the Move

Steven T. Miano

Firm moves

Paul H. Amundsen has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker’s Tallahassee, Florida, office as of counsel. Prior to joining Lewis, Longman & Walker, Amundsen was the managing shareholder at the Tallahassee office of Ruden McClosky. His practice includes complex administrative litigation.

Seth Behn, AICP, recently joined Lewis, Longman & Walker as a senior land use planner. Behn has experience in land development and government approval processes and provides support to lawyers managing issues with land use, environmental, real estate, and litigation. Previously, Behn was with Greenberg Traurig.


Rhett A. Billingsley recently joined the Phoenix office of Fennemore Craig, P.C. Billingsley’s practice focuses on water law and environmental law, including all areas of water rights law, environmental due diligence, and environmental liability issues in real estate transactions, permitting, compliance, and CERLCA. He is a past chair of the Section’s Mining Committee.


Robert Gelblum recently joined the Law Office of Bryan Brice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, Gelblum served as an attorney for the State of North Carolina for twenty-five years, first with its Department of Environment and Natural Resources, then with the Environmental Division of the Attorney General’s Office. He has worked extensively in the brownfields, Superfund, and water quality areas.


Deborah Getzoff recently joined Lewis, Longman & Walker as of counsel in the firm’s Bradenton, Florida, office. Getzoff previously served for eleven years as the Southwest district director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, where she worked extensively on permitting, compliance, enforcement, and outreach.


Alfred J. Malefatto has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker as of counsel in the firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, office. Malefatto has been practicing environmental, land use, and administrative law in Florida since 1980. Prior to joining Lewis, Longman & Walker, he practiced at Greenburg Traurig.


Barry S. Neuman recently joined Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLC in Washington, D.C. Neuman focuses on environmental law and litigation, business litigation and arbitration, and administrative law. He has practiced in these areas for thirty-five years.


Corporate moves

Joseph M. Dawley was recently promoted to Corporate Director, Government Affairs, for EQT Corporation. In this role he will be responsible for the execution of EQT’s political engagement strategy. Previously Dawley was the environmental and regulatory counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas production, transportation, and distribution company. Dawley is a former editor-in-chief of Trends.


Academic Moves

Robin Kundis Craig has moved from the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, where she will be a full-time tenured Professor of Law affiliated with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and Environment. In her new capacity, Craig will be teaching environmental law, water law, ocean and coastal law, toxic torts, and property. She is a Section Council member.

Steven T. Miano

Steven T. Miano is a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin in Philadelphia. He is a contributing editor to Trends.