David J. Freeman, formerly head of the Environmental Practice Group at the New York City office of Paul Hastings, has joined Gibbons P.C.’s New York office as a Director in the Real Property & Environmental Department. Mr. Freeman represents the buyers, sellers, and developers of properties in all environmental law areas including brownfields, due diligence, hazardous waste cleanups, and sustainability. He also litigates matters related to remediation, cost recovery, property damage, and exposure to toxic substances.
“David is a highly regarded lawyer who will help us expand the environmental practice in our New York office,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “He will help us to provide additional services to our clients in this market.”
Mr. Freeman has been recognized by clients and peers as a leading environmental lawyer in both the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Law Firms and Super Lawyers. He is also a frequent author and speaker on environmental law topics, and received a 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his work as “an outstanding law firm author.”
Mr. Freeman currently serves as the President of the New York City Brownfield Partnership, as the Vice Chair of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and on the Board of Advisors for Real Estate / Environmental Liability News.
He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Harvard University, and is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. Previously in his career, he also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Frank E. Moss and a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission.