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Van Ness Feldman Enhances Litigation and Environmental Capabilities with Five Lateral Partners, Adds San Francisco Bay Area Office


Ness Feldman LLP
is pleased to announce the addition of five lateral
partners, expanding the firm's environmental litigation and
transactional practices and adding new capabilities in the insurance
recovery area. The five partners joining the firm are Michael Goodstein,
Anne Lynch, Andrew Cooper, Brian Zagon, and Allison McAdam, all formerly
with Hunsucker Goodstein PC. Mr. Goodstein, Ms. Lynch, and Mr. Cooper
will be based in Van Ness Feldman's Washington, DC office, with Mr.
Zagon and Ms. McAdam leading the firm's San Francisco Bay Area office
(located in Lafayette, California). Other Hunsucker Goodstein personnel
joining Van Ness Feldman include attorneys Dana Stotsky, Kathryn (Kaki)
Schmidt, and Justin Panitchpakdi.

The group brings a notable record of success in resolving matters
through effective litigation and alternative dispute resolution. They
have considerable trial experience related to environmental statutes and
common law, insurance coverage, property damage, cost recovery, and
contract disputes. Van Ness Feldman's capabilities in the areas of
regulatory counseling, compliance assurance, and claims on matters
involving groundwater, surface water, contaminated soil and air have
expanded considerably with the new team, as well as expertise handling
the environmental aspects of transactions.

Michael Goodstein will serve as a litigation practice co-chair alongside
Van Ness Feldman partners Dale Johnson and Mike Farber.

"We are proud to welcome our new colleagues to Van Ness Feldman," said
Chairman, Richard Agnew. "They have impressive credentials providing a
national clientele of public and private companies and Native American
Tribes with excellent service and value. Their experience and reputation
in complementary areas of legal practice add new dimensions to the ways
Van Ness Feldman can help clients achieve their desired results. We are
looking forward to what we can build together."

With over 100 professionals in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA and the San
Francisco Bay Area, Van Ness Feldman is known for the enduring
relationships we build with clients. The firm is a nationwide leader in
law and government relations pertaining to energy, the environment,
natural resources, native affairs, health care, land use, insurance
recovery, and real estate. Learn more at

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