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Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West Attorney Appointed Co-Principal for Water Reseach Foundation Project
Senior Counsel Bruce H. Tobey will help lead the research and development of a nationwide 'best practices' guide for U.S. water utility companies to help them protect against, prevent and reduce claims.
Mr. Tobey’s practice includes representing local and regional governments in the areas of public contracts, water law, solid waste management, environmental law and litigation. He has extensive legal experience advising and representing governments including municipalities, counties, public authorities and federal agencies, as well as private companies on environmental policy, programs, and financial and regulatory matters with a specialty in water and wastewater infrastructure, public-private partnerships, and other business development opportunities for sustainable communities. Mr. Tobey has served on numerous Federal Advisory Committees of the United State Environmental Protection Agency, as President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and as Chair of the Advisory Council of the National League of Cities. He was elected Mayor of Gloucester, MA from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Tobey led the General Law Department at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and was Vice President Business Development for HomeServe USA, leading the company’s national campaign to develop public-private partnerships with water and wastewater utilities.
The PLDW Municipal Infrastructure Team, led by Teno A. West, Principal, delivers responsive, cost-effective and strategic legal counsel and guidance to states, counties, municipalities and public authorities across the country seeking solutions to complex infrastructure projects. The firm’s Municipal Infrastructure attorneys are at the forefront of new developments in efficient methodologies for water and sewer treatment facilities, solid waste management facilities, municipal buildings, recreational facilities, transportation systems and other public infrastructure projects. The Team draws upon in-depth experience in law, public finance, project management, real estate, contract maintenance and other disciplines to solve complicated legal issues on municipal projects from conception to completion. Whether a project involves financing, structuring contract documents, design-build, design-build-
For more information about the firm’s Municipal Infrastructure Team, contact Mr. West, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-898-2497. To learn more about PLDW, contact David C. Sweet, Director of Administration, at email@example.com or call 401-824-5100, or visit www.pldw.com.
About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC
The attorneys and staff at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (PLDW) are committed to developing practical and cost-effective solutions while also being supportive of the community in a meaningful way. With offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Florida, PLDW has developed a business model that combines international expertise with a more cost-effective delivery system that involves cross training of lawyers and a more practical approach to problem solving. The primary areas of practice for the firm include administrative, corporate and municipal law, civil litigation, government relations, real estate and commercial lending and estate planning and special masterships. The principals demand of themselves and those on the PLDW team, an unparalleled sense of urgency and responsiveness which is derived from an authentic appreciation for their clients and the community in which they serve. For more information, visit www.pldw.com