Van Ness Feldman Enhances Litigation and Environmental Capabilities with Five Lateral Partners, Adds San Francisco Bay Area Office

August 23, 2018

Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of five lateral partners, expanding the firm’s environmental litigation and transactional practices and adding new capabilities in the insurance recovery area.  The five partners joining the firm are Michael Goodstein, Anne Lynch, Andrew Cooper, Brian Zagon, and Allison McAdam, all formerly with Hunsucker Goodstein PC.  Mr. Goodstein, Ms. Lynch, and Mr. Cooper will be based in Van Ness Feldman’s Washington, DC office, with Mr. Zagon and Ms. McAdam leading the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office (located in Lafayette, California).  Other Hunsucker Goodstein personnel joining Van Ness Feldman include attorneys Dana Stotsky, Kathryn (Kaki) Schmidt, and Justin Panitchpakdi.    

The group brings a notable record of success in resolving matters through effective litigation and alternative dispute resolution. They have considerable trial experience related to environmental statutes and common law, insurance coverage, property damage, cost recovery, and contract disputes.   Van Ness Feldman’s capabilities in the areas of regulatory counseling, compliance assurance, and claims on matters involving groundwater, surface water, contaminated soil and air have expanded considerably with the new team, as well as expertise handling the environmental aspects of transactions.  

Michael Goodstein will serve as a litigation practice co-chair alongside Van Ness Feldman partners Dale Johnson and Mike Farber. 

“We are proud to welcome our new colleagues to Van Ness Feldman,” said Chairman, Richard Agnew.  “They have impressive credentials providing a national clientele of public and private companies and Native American Tribes with excellent service and value. Their experience and reputation in complementary areas of legal practice add new dimensions to the ways Van Ness Feldman can help clients achieve their desired results.  We are looking forward to what we can build together.”

 

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