Founding Shareholders Chip Babst, Dean Calland and Frank Clements

Since it was founded in 1986, Babst Calland has operated with a collaborative spirit and an open management structure. Many attorneys at the firm have the opportunity to actively participate in the management of the firm. The firm Management Committee consists of Chip Babst, Don Bluedorn, Chris Farmakis, Mark Shepard, and Denny Yates.

The firm is governed by a board of directors, which is currently composed of Chip Babst, Dean Calland, Don Bluedorn, Kathy Condo, Chris Farmakis, Kevin Garber, Steven Green, Blaine Lucas, Joe ReinhartBruce Rudoy, Mark Shepard, and Dave White. Frank Clements serves as board secretary and general counsel to the firm.

Chester R. Babst III
Founding Shareholder; Chairman of the Firm; Management Committee; Chairman of the Board
Chip Babst is Chairman of the Firm and serves on the firm's Management Committee and as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Babst has more than 40 years of experience in providing counsel on environmental matters...
Dean A. Calland
Founding Shareholder
Dean Calland is a founding shareholder of the firm and a member of the Environmental Group. Mr. Calland’s practice focuses on hazardous and toxic substance regulation and enforcement under RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA and related federal and state legislation...
Frank J. Clements
Founding Shareholder; Secretary and General Counsel
Frank Clements is a founding shareholder of Babst Calland. Mr. Clements is experienced in a variety of corporate, finance and commercial transactions. He has a strong background in energy and environmental law. His practice is focused on business transaction work...
Donald C. Bluedorn II
Managing Shareholder;
Management Committee
Don Bluedorn is Managing Shareholder and serves on the Management Committee. His environmental law practice focuses primarily on water and wastewater management, site remediation/brownfields, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste issues...
Kathy K. Condo
Shareholder
Kathy Condo is a shareholder in the Litigation Group of Babst Calland. Before joining the firm, Ms. Condo spent more than 25 years in the Pittsburgh office of a large national law firm, during which time she handled numerous jury and non-jury trials...
Christian A. Farmakis
Shareholder;
Management Committee;
Vice Chairman of the Board
Chris Farmakis is a shareholder in the Corporate and Commercial Group and serves on the firm's Management Committee. His practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures; complex corporate and commercial transactions; real estate transactions...
Kevin J. Garber
Shareholder
Kevin Garber is a shareholder in the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland, practicing out of the firm’s Pittsburgh and State College offices. Mr. Garber concentrates much of his practice in the areas of natural resources law and water law.
Steven M. Green
Managing Shareholder,
Charleston Office
Steven Green is a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. His practice is focused on energy matters, primarily upon advising and representing corporate clients within the oil and gas industry.
Blaine A. Lucas
Shareholder
Blaine Lucas is a shareholder and co-chairman of the Public Sector Group of Babst Calland. He is also a member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Group, and is responsible for coordination of the firm’s representation of energy industry clients on land use and other local regulatory matters.
Joseph K. Reinhart
Shareholder
Joe Reinhart is a shareholder and co-chairman of the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland. His practice focuses on areas of environmental law that concern oil and gas well development, Marcellus Shale, coal bed methane, coal mining and non-coal mining.
Bruce F. Rudoy
Shareholder
Bruce Rudoy is a shareholder, co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Group and chair of the Mineral Title Department of Babst Calland. Mr. Rudoy concentrates his practice in the areas of oil and gas, business transactions, corporate and real estate law...
Mark D. Shepard
Shareholder;
Management Committee
Mark Shepard is a shareholder in the Litigation Group of Babst Calland and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining the firm, he served as chair of the litigation group for one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms...
David E. White
Shareholder
David White is a shareholder in the Construction, Litigation and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland. Mr. White concentrates his practice on construction and commercial litigation.