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Honigman Partners Richard A. Barr and H. Kirk Meadows collaborate on environmental law book chapter

March 26, 2013

Richard A. Barr and H. Kirk Meadows, partners inHonigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s Environmental Department, recently authored a chapter of the American Bar publication, "Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites,” Second Edition.

Barr is based in Honigman’s Detroit office and chairs the firm's Investment Incentives and Tax Savings Practice Group. He focuses on the redevelopment of contaminated sites including the use of federal, state and local incentives for Brownfield redevelopment. 

He is a member of the Environmental Advisory Rules Committee of the State of Michigan Office of Regulatory Reinvention; the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Collaborative Stakeholder’s Initiative; the Environmental Energy Policy Committee of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; and of the Environmental Policy Committee of the Michigan Manufacturers Association. He frequently speaks on the issues of tax incentives and Brownfield redevelopment at numerous conferences and symposia.  

Barr has been named to The Best Lawyers in America; as a “Top Lawyer”by DBusiness; and as a Michigan Super Lawyer.  

He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.B.A., with high distinction, in accounting from the University of Michigan. 

Meadows is based in Honigman's Lansing office.  His practice covers a variety of environmental matters, with a focus on Brownfield redevelopment and related tax incentives, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and state law cleanups, corporate and real estate transactions, environmental permitting, environmental litigation and administrative appeals.  He has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star." 

Meadows earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received a B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Michigan State University.