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Richard A. Barr Joins Honigman's Environmental Department

June 7, 2006

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP proudly announces the addition of Richard A. Barr as Partner to the firm's Environmental Department.  

Prior to joining Honigman, Richard was a shareholder at Dean & Fulkerson, P.C. in Troy, Michigan. Richard's practice focuses on environmental, real estate and business law with clients including developers and municipalities.  Richard is a leading authority in the redevelopment of contaminated sites by utilizing federal, state and local incentives to facilitate Brownfield development in the presence of environmental roadblocks.  He assists clients on other development issues, such as tax abatements and other incentives, and zoning issues.  Richard was actively involved in the legislative processes that resulted in the major overhaul of Michigan's primary environmental protection law (previously known as "Act 307" and currently known as "Part 201") and the current Brownfield incentive programs, and served on the Part 201 Advisory Group of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.   

Richard received his J.D. cum laude in 1982 from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.B.A. with high distinction in 1979 from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration.  He also completed the certified public accountancy (CPA) examination in 1979.  He serves on the board of directors of local community non-profit organizations Yad Ezra and B'nai Brith Youth Organization and is a past president of Yad Ezra.  

Founded in 1948, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is based in Detroit with offices also in Lansing and Oakland County, Michigan.  The Firm has over 220 attorneys who represent thousands of clients across the country.