Pamela E. Barker Joins Lewis Rice

Lewis Rice LLC is pleased to announce that Pamela E. Barker has joined the Firm as a Member in the Environmental, Chemical & Toxic Tort Practice Group. Pam has practiced environmental law for more than 25 years, and she is a national leader of the bar in this area, currently serving as Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Pam's practice has focused on assisting clients with the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, and with regulatory compliance. She has experience in real estate development (including environmental due diligence, land acquisition, construction contracts and leasing) and in negotiating the environmental terms of merger and acquisition agreements. Pam has managed the legal aspects of brownfield projects, dealt with federal and state agencies on compliance and enforcement issues, and assisted clients in managing environmental litigation.

"Pam's experience in dealing with a wide range of environmental law issues enables her to provide a broad scope of services to our clients," said Firm Chairman Tom Erb. "In particular, her work in managing environmental issues in real estate development and in corporate transactions will help Lewis Rice meet the needs of its clients in these areas. We are excited to welcome Pam to the Firm."