Phil Hinerman has been a partner at Fox Rothschild for more than 20 years. In 2015, the Environment and Energy Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association selected him to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award. A founding Board member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Phil is a LEED-Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council. He has practiced on the cutting edge of environmental litigation, wine and spirits law, land use and sustainability for more than 25 years. Chambers & Partners ranks Phil as a leading environmental lawyer. Phil has expanded his practice to California and has extensive experience in federal and state regulatory litigation and counseling. Phil is the past chair of the Environment and Energy Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He also is a frequent witness and consultant to law firms and corporations regarding environmental matters. He serves on the Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. Phil has combined his wine and spirits education and certification to practice in areas of interest to the wine and spirits industry, including issues related to regulation, sustainability, land use and hospitality. As a former in-house attorney, Phil is sensitive to the business challenges and priorities of his clients and works closely with them to achieve the results in the most expeditious way. Phil's experience also includes: Developing protocols for conducting due diligence in commercial transactions Providing advice to buyers and sellers in acquisitions and real estate matters Assisting companies in developing effective environmental programs and policies Working closely in regulated industries such as trucking and alcohol regulations Addressing land use and environmental issues before local community governments Phil is also Fox Rothschild’s first Chief Sustainability Partner, charged with overseeing the implementation of firmwide sustainability initiatives. He is also a course planner for the Boc Institute power law conference.