SOURCE: Langsam Stevens & Silver

October 16, 2006 08:45 ET

Cross-Trained Law Firm Sprints to Center Stage; Langsam Stevens & Silver Attorneys Are Adding Value to the Community

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- For more than a decade the full-service environmental law firm Langsam Stevens & Silver LLP has achieved an impressive run of success for its clients and recognition from its peers. In a recent staff meeting, the team decided that they wanted to do more. After assessing their skills, education, and on-the job training they recognized that almost every attorney in the firm has been "cross trained" in industries beyond their legal expertise. This triggered a chain of events that led them each to make a commitment to share their unique talents and knowledge with the community.

"Because we are a full-service environmental law firm, we built our firm with attorneys who already had first-hand knowledge of our clients' issues and needs," explains co-founding partner Mark Stevens. "A number of our attorneys had been employed as environmental engineers or by governmental agencies prior to joining the firm where they gained legal, technical, industrial hygiene and regulatory experience. When we recognized that the firm's blend of experience is actually distinctive in the marketplace, we decided to focus on getting out more to educate the community," continued Mr. Stevens.

They started identifying grassroots organizations, associations and client speaking opportunities where they quickly hit the stage. Throughout late summer the attorneys spoke to the community about permitting and cleaning up contaminated Brownfields with insight into how to meet government requirements. They took to the corporate world as well with an interactive workshop for insurance claims professionals designed to make their jobs easier and more efficient. "It was very rewarding for us to be received with such a strong turn-out, interest and enthusiasm. The only thing that surpassed this was reading the anonymous evaluation sheets which contained extraordinary levels of praise," said Stevens. Stevens also spoke to CEOs on VoiceAmerica® Business Channel about growth strategies, moving past plateaus, and his experiences growing his specialized law firm.

Business and real estate-focused co-founding partner Henry Langsam also went to the microphones. He spoke several times at the National Business Institute's continuing legal education program on business issues. His topics included: A Practical Guide to Commercial Eviction, Planning Ahead to Avoid Tenant Problems Before they Occur, and Tenant Defenses to the Eviction Action.

The attorneys at Langsam Stevens & Silver also decided that this was the right time to update their website to provide important, relevant and interesting news right on their homepage for visitors to find easily. Their team collectively reviews the topics and assures relevancy on at least a weekly basis if not more often.

The firm's clients have also spoken. "The firm of Langsam Stevens & Silver has consistently provided the acute insight and practical knowledge to turn problematic situations into valuable opportunities for our company. It is quite simply the most valuable, productive and financially rewarding professional relationship in our company's 35-plus-year history" said James G. Schleck, president and co-founder of JFC Technologies.

Langsam Stevens & Silver LLP is a Pennsylvania and New Jersey licensed full-service environmental law firm that consistently delivers results-driven counseling, litigation and transaction services. The firm's experience in regulatory, environmental engineering and legal matters supports their promise to produce efficient and effective outcomes to property owners and investors, regulated industries, businesses, municipalities, hazardous site PRP groups, insurance and claims professionals, as well as to families and individuals. Favorably recognized and praised year after year in Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Langsam Stevens & Silver is frequently selected by other law firms when they lack environmental expertise or have a conflict of interest. For more information, please call the firm at 215-732-3255 or visit their website at:

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