Mark Freed, Esq.
Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C., Philadelphia
Mr. Freed is co-chair of the Zarwin Baum environmental practice group, concentrating his practice in the areas of environmental and toxic tort law and litigation. He helps regulated industries and individuals address permitting, compliance and enforcement issues with federal, state and local environmental agencies. He also assists developers, property owners and lenders navigate the regulatory maze required to address contaminated sites (Brownfields). He defends cases involving environmental professionals, architects and engineers, chemical companies and landlords. He has a wealth of experience handling defense and coverage matters involving environmental and toxic tort issues on behalf of national insurance carriers. For eight years, Mr. Freed served as an Assistant Counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection where he was lead counsel to the Southeast Regional Waste Management and Water Supply Programs. He also counseled DEP's Storage Tank and Land Recycling (Brownfields) Programs. In addition, he served two years as a criminal prosecutor in the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Environmental Crimes Section, prosecuting cases involving water pollution, hazardous waste and storage tanks. Mr. Freed has argued and tried numerous cases in State and Federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Saint Joseph's University Graduate Institute for Public Safety and Environmental Protection and member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Advisory Board. Mr. Freed received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Brandeis University and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law where he was an associate editor of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2010, 2011 and 2012.