Babst Calland Names Three New Shareholders: Ben Clapp, Alyssa Golfieri and Gary Steinbauer

Babst Calland recently named Ben Clapp, Alyssa E. Golfieri, and Gary E. Steinbauer as shareholders in the Firm.

Ben Clapp is a member of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, and Emerging Technologies groups. Mr. Clapp advises clients on the environmental components of complex transactions, including identifying and analyzing significant environmental liability and compliance issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, securities offerings, project financings, and corporate restructurings, and works to resolve, manage, allocate or mitigate these environmental risks in the client’s best interest.  Mr. Clapp assists buyers, sellers, financing sources, and underwriters in transactions taking place across a wide range of industries, including the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas sectors, renewable energy, real estate, utilities, chemicals, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and food and beverage.

Mr. Clapp is a 2008 graduate, cum laude, of the American University Washington College of Law.

Alyssa E. Golfieri is a member of the Public Sector and Energy and Natural Resources groups. Ms. Golfieri’s practice focuses primarily on municipal and land use law, with an emphasis on zoning, subdivision, land development, and municipal ordinance enforcement. Ms. Golfieri represents the Firm’s municipal clients on a wide array of local government issues, including the preparation of zoning and land development ordinances pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, the processing of land development applications, responses to record requests submitted under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, navigation of public bidding matters, abatement of property maintenance issues, defense of Notices of Violations before zoning hearing boards and magisterial district judges, and compliance with both the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and the Pennsylvania Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. Ms. Golfieri has also served as assistant solicitor for several years, and is currently the solicitor for the Borough of Ford City.

Ms. Golfieri is a 2012 graduate, cum laude, of Duquesne University School of Law.

Gary E. Steinbauer is a member of the Environmental group. Mr. Steinbauer leverages his experience as a former lawyer for the U.S. EPA to help clients on a wide variety of matters arising under major federal and state environmental and regulatory programs. He provides strategic advice on permitting matters, day-to-day compliance needs, government investigations, and enforcement actions. Mr. Steinbauer regularly works with companies in the power generation and distribution, mining, metals, chemical, oil and gas, healthcare and other industrial sectors. He also represents municipalities, governmental, and non-governmental organizations. Mr. Steinbauer devotes a significant portion of his practice to water resources and wastewater management and permitting. He regularly advises clients on issues arising under the Clean Water Act and related state programs regulating wastewater and storm water discharges, and he handles NPDES permitting matters and appeals. He also assists clients as they navigate matters involving the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Endangered Species Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and similar state laws.

Mr. Steinbauer is a 2006 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Toledo Law School.

Mr. Steinbauer is a 2006 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Toledo Law School.

Mr. Steinbauer is a 2006 graduate, magna cum laude, of the University of Toledo Law School.