Scarinci Hollenbeck Announces New Leadership for 2017
March 13, 2017
Partners Donald Pepe and Todd Terhune Named Section Chairs of Core Practices
Lyndhurst, New Jersey – March 6, 2017– Scarinci Hollenbeck has named Partner Todd W. Terhune Chair of its Environmental Section and Partner Donald M. Pepe as Co-Chair of the firm’s Transactional Section. Pepe will share his responsibilities with Partner Fred Zemel, filling the role most recently held by Victor Kinon. The growing full-service law firm, with over 65 attorneys in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia, is comprised of six core sections: Transactional, Environmental, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Public Law and Labor and Employment.
“Both Don and Todd have made a major mark on our firm, in their practice areas and with our clients,” said Russell Ascher, Executive Director. “They have shown a level of dedication and excellence that transcends the law they practice. We’re happy to welcome them to their new leadership positions as we continue to grow all of our core practices at Scarinci Hollenbeck.”
Donald M. Pepe, who joined the firm as a partner in 2012, has made a name for himself for his involvement in virtually all aspects of complex real estate development and real estate transactional work. Throughout his career, Pepe has developed relationships with a number of prominent New Jersey planners, architects, engineers and other development professionals whose practices are complimentary, allowing him to offer a single-contact source for the development needs of the most demanding developer clients. Among his notable projects, in the span of one week, he succeeded in obtaining several significant approvals, one of which will allow for the construction of a Wawa convenience store and gas station on a formerly blighted site in North Bergen, New Jersey, along with four separate projects by two boards allowing for a total of over 1,400 residential units in burgeoning Jersey City. Prior to joining the firm, Pepe was Division General Counsel of the nation’s largest residential real estate developer, wherein he reported directly to the Division President.
On his new role, Pepe said, “I’m excited for this opportunity and am proud to lead a practice group with so many talented attorneys who bring so much to the table.”
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Todd W. Terhune, who joined Scarinci Hollenbeck as a partner in 2015, brings almost three decades of experience in the environmental field, practicing first as a licensed Professional Engineer and, for the past 17 years, as an environmental attorney. He has handled some of the largest and most complicated brownfield and redevelopment projects in the State. Terhune has also worked on a wide range of environmental issues arising out of real estate and business transactions, as well as in regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. He routinely appears before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Terhune’s technical background, coupled with his legal training, has proven to be an asset when navigating corporate environmental matters. “I am honored and excited to lead one of the most talented groups of environmental attorneys in the state.”
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