Burleson LLP expounded today that Ivan DeVoren, who has more than 20 years of expertise practicing environmental law, has joined the Houston-based energy legal company as a Partner in its Pittsburgh office. DeVoren has a broad background in all areas of environmental law, including the ones that impact gas and oil exploration and production, storage, site development, waste and wastewater management, and water and air emissions.
His areas of concentration also include company and instruments ; fusions, acquisitions, and divestitures ; real-estate ; naturally occuring resources ; and business and contracts.
“Since much of his practice is driven at the Fed. level, Ivan’s unique appreciation of environmental law will be a critical asset to all our clients, particularly as the shale gas industry becomes more concentrated on production,” related Rick Burleson, handling partner. “His background is inspiring, extending from regulatory compliance to company transactions, and will add a new dynamic to the firm that you simply can not find in lots of places.” Kevin Colosimo, handling partner of Burleson’s Pittsburgh office, added, “The addition of Ivan underlines our tireless dedication to expanding the depth and breadth of our services as operations develop in the Marcellus and other shale plays through the US. He’s a highly accomplished, experienced solicitor, and we are happy to have him on board.” DeVoren has counseled and represented commercial, commercial, and energy clients regarding Fed, state, and local environmental laws and regulatory programs, including those related to natural gas exploration, production, processing and distribution, global warming, emissions of CO2, and alternative and eco-friendly power.
In company transactions, he’s well capable in environmental information, analysis, and strategic planning in acquisitions, alliances, securitizations, financings, JVs, and public offerings. As well as natural resource development, his history includes counselling many sectors of conventional industry and producing ,eg business, commercial, pharmaceutical, and chemical enterprises. DeVoren has suggested corporations with facilities, properties, and operations all though the US and around the globe. He has helped firms in assessing environmental, reporting, compliance, rectification, and restoration needs, and has represented corporations before regulatory agencies referring to violation notices, penalty assessments, and compliance agreements and schedules. DeVoren earned his undergraduate degree from Penn Country’s Smeal University of Business and his law degree cum laude from the Church School Beasley College of Law in Philadelphia. About Burleson LLP Burleson LLP has made a name as the energy legal firm the energy industry goes to. It has grown seriously recently and now includes over one hundred lawyers in offices in Houston, San Antonio, Denver, and Pittsburgh in addition to a global network of affiliate legal firms around the world. Serving clients in the upstream and midstream segments, the firm provides counsel to gas and oil producers, transport corporations, storage and processing firms, and energy service suppliers. Burleson’s far reaching experience includes fusions, acquisitions, and divestitures ; finance ; personal equity ; venture capital ; instruments ; company governance and compliance ; patents and intellectual property ; title review ; real-estate ; legal action ; and insolvency / restructuring, land use, and environmental law. For more info, visit www.burlesonllp.com.