The Woodbridge law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP has added 13 attorneys to its environmental and real estate practices, according to one of its co-managing partners, all from the Westfield firm Farer Fersko, which is winding down its operations through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.
“We think in both general real estate and environmental we’re better positioned, because we’re deeper, have a larger population of attorneys able to do that work,” said W. Raymond Felton, co-managing partner at Greenbaum Rowe. “One of the new areas that we’ve not been in, by way of example, is solar, representing solar companies. Several of the individuals who joined us have created some specialties in that area, which is not something that we really had any expertise in. It’s both additional expertise as well as additional professionals.”
The new additions, who joined Jan. 3, are split between the firm’s real estate practice, which has 24 attorneys, and the environmental practice, which has been established as a separate practice area formerly housed within the real estate group, with seven attorneys, Felton said.
The real estate practice does work in land use, redevelopment, transactions and other areas. The environmental practice will continue to work on federal and state compliance issues, pollution and cleanup matters, and other specialties, Felton said.
The additional professionals brings Greenbaum Rowe’s attorney headcount to 112, which includes the Farer Fersko lawyers, Felton said.