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Carmody Welcomes New Environmental Partner Pamela Elkow

April 28, 2015

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP is pleased to announce that Pamela Elkow has joined the firm as a partner in its environmental practice group. Pamela will be based in the firm’s Stamford office.  

Pamela has 25 years of experience in brownfields, due diligence, transactions, enforcement and permitting, as well as with OSHA issues. Her clients include large companies engaged in the remediation of legacy properties, portfolio companies in the business of acquiring and remediating contaminated property for investment or resale, and municipalities engaged in redevelopment efforts.

Pam’s approach to clients and their issues is pragmatic and business-oriented. For example, with respect to property redevelopment, she understands that every client has a different risk profile and each property has a different intended use, and any remedial strategy must fit those criteria, while being cost-effective and protective of human health and the environment.  Pam’s approach to transactions: “When representing the buyer or seller in a transaction, I work with the transaction team to manage due diligence and negotiate the allocation of environmental liabilities, with awareness that the role of the environmental attorney is not simply to identify the risks associated with the deal but to find a solution if one exists.”

Pamela is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Energy, Environment and Resources and a frequent lecturer and writer on environmental issues for audiences such as developers, environmental consultants, and other lawyers.  She is also on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Business Council of Fairfield County. 

“Pamela’s broad environmental experience, particularly as it relates to land use and property development, adds significant depth to our robust – and growing – real estate and environmental practices,” said Brian T. Henebry, Managing Partner. “Her addition also continues to expand the capabilities and growth of our Stamford office.”