June 27, 2013 - Green Buildings
Name: Susan Bernstein
Title: Environmental Attorney
Company: Susan A. Bernstein, Attorney at Law
Location: Needham, Mass.
Place of birth: Boston
College: American University, Hunter College, New England School of Law
First job unrelated to your current field: District administrator for U.S. Congressman in New York
First job in current field: Attorney at Rubin and Rudman, LLP
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? We counsel our clients about environmental and land use compliance, translate regulatory requirements, and negotiate with agencies on our clients' behalf. As regulatory changes are made (e.g lowering standards for certain contaminants, revisions to wetlands and waterways, asbestos, Title 5, LEED requirements etc.), we will ensure that our clients are knowledgeable about them and adjust their projects accordingly.
Hobbies: kayaking, snorkeling, theatre
Favorite novel: A Civil Action
Favorite film: My Cousin Vinny
Keys to success: mentors, perseverance, hard work, value adding for clients
Person you most admire (outside of family): Margaret Marshall, former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court