Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Villanova Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008

  • Villanova Law Review, Managing Editor of the Symposium
  • Villanova’s Environmental and Energy Law Society
    • Co-founder and President

James Madison University, B.S., cum laude (Integrated Science and Technology concentrating in energy and information knowledge management), 2002

Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Environmental and Energy Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2014-present

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2013-present

  • Adjunct professor, Environmental Lawyering

Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court, 2006-present

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Leadership Philadelphia, Class of 2016

Big Brother/Big Sister, 1999-2003

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Bryan is a partner at the firm and has experience in counseling and representing clients on a range of environmental and energy matters.  Bryan’s practice has focused on regulatory compliance and transactional matters, particularly in the areas of air and water quality, redevelopment, sustainability, permitting, energy efficiency and renewable energy development.  Over the last several years, Bryan has primarily worked with complex regulated industries, notably including petroleum refining, chemical processing, oil and gas operations, metal manufacturing, and electric generating facilities.   

Bryan is a cum laude graduate of the Villanova University School of Law where he was a Managing Editor of the Symposium for the Villanova Law Review and co-founder and president of Villanova’s Environmental and Energy Law Society.  Bryan has recently returned to Villanova as an adjunct professor of law teaching a class focused on practical lawyering skills in an environmental context.  He also leads the Sustainability Directors’ Roundtable, a key forum of sustainability directors and managers in our region. 

Prior to law school, Bryan worked as an energy consultant in Fairfax, Virginia, assisting industrial and commercial clients optimize energy supply sources and decrease energy demand.  He was a summer associate with the firm in 2006.

Away from work, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.  Bryan loves watching and talking about sports, and is always looking for a pickup tennis match or a basketball game to join.

Representative examples of Bryan's experience include the following:

  • Defending enforcement actions by federal, state, and local agencies, including responding to orders, information requests, penalty assessments, and negotiating settlements;
  • Developing cleanup compliance strategies for industrial clients at operating facilities and at waste disposal sites to address historic contamination under state and federal cleanup authorities; 
  • Advising clients on compliance with complex federal and state regulatory requirements;
  • Addressing permitting issues, including National Pollution Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") discharge, wastewater pre-treatment, water allocation, Total Maximum Daily Load ("TMDL") development and implementation, wetlands, stormwater, soil erosion and sediment control, air emissions, hazardous waste treatment, etc.;
  • Appealing air quality and water quality permits in response to objectionable conditions, lack of operational flexibility, and onerous or inapplicable compliance conditions.
  • Advising clients in the development of electric vehicle, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects including the drafting of power purchase agreements, sale/purchase of renewable energy credits, drafting and negotiation of lease and easement agreements, and identifying and applying for public funding.

Bryan is also an adjunct professor of law of Villanova University School of Law teaching a class entitled Environmental Lawyering that focuses on practical lawyering skills in an environmental law context.

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” listing (environmental law), 2013. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters.  Click here to view the selection methodology.
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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"Put Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Social Media Presence" presented by 9th Annual Oil & Gas Law Colloquium, Washington, PA, June 21, 2017

"Put Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Company's Online Presence" presented by
the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Chapter - Ethics & Compliance Institute, Philadelphia, PA, December 1, 2016

"Environmental Issues Update for Real Estate Lawyers," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's A Day on Real Estate in Philadelphia, PA, August 5, 2015

"Rain, Rain, Go Away," presented at 2015 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors' Educational Conference in Hershey, PA, April 21, 2015

"Environmental Issues Update for Real Estate Lawyers," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the 18th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2014

"Practical Considerations for Buying and Selling Contaminated Property," presented at the DELVACCA Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA, November 5, 2014

"Practical Tips for Buying and Selling Contaminated Property," presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the 17th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2013

"New Requirements for Benchmarking and Reporting Energy and Water Usage in Commercial Buildings in Philadelphia -- What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know," presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the 16th Annual Real Estate Institute in Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2012

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