Veteran Attorney Harlan Stone Joins Babst Calland

Babst Calland today announced the lateral move of Harley Stone, who recently joined the Firm’s Pittsburgh office.

A shareholder in Babst Calland’s Public Sector and Energy and Natural Resources groups, Attorney Stone provides senior-level counsel in municipal, land use, environmental and energy law. He represents municipal governments, authorities and private developers in municipal permitting, planning, land use, and zoning. A seasoned trial lawyer, he also has many years of experience as a litigator in the areas of municipal law, employment law, and tax assessment appeals.

Commenting about Harlan’s lateral move to the Firm, Babst Calland Managing Shareholder Donald C. Bluedorn II said, “We are very pleased to welcome Harlan to our Firm. He is a natural fit for us as he shares our values, experience and philosophy in serving clients. Harlan is a highly-regarded attorney and supports our strategy to expand Babst Calland’s legal counseling team and capabilities to serve the needs of existing and new clients in the region.”

With significant experience in municipal, land use and zoning law, Mr. Stone will be joining forces with Babst Calland’s well-established and respected Public Sector team.

“Much deliberation went into my decision to join Babst Calland after practicing with various law firms over my 40+ year career,” said Mr. Stone. “Ultimately, I became convinced that Babst Calland represented the perfect fit for me and my practice.”

Mr. Stone is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Allegheny County & Western Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners (AC&WPTAC), Association of Municipal and School Solicitors, and the Local Government Academy. Mr. Stone is a past president of the Rodef Shalom Congregation, that oldest and largest reform Jewish congregation in southwest Pennsylvania. He has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent, Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence since 2009.