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Two Mintz Members Named ‘Top Authors’ By JD Supra

BOSTON – Mintz is pleased to announce that Environmental Law Chair Jeffrey R. Porter  and Energy & Sustainability Co-Chair Sahir Surmeli have been named ‘Top Authors’ in their respective fields by JD Supra in its 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. This annual award commends top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key topics and recognizes creators for attaining high levels of visibility and engagement.

Mr. Porter boasts over three decades of litigation and transactional experience in environmental law, and his clients, including some of the largest global companies, rely on his counsel to address environmental law issues and deliver legal, political, technical, and risk management solutions. He is widely recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country. Notably, for over 18 years, Mr. Porter has consistently been ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA which says “Jeff has deep knowledge of environmental law and marries current knowledge with an understanding of the political and policy environment.” Mr. Porter was recently named to Lawdragon’s “Green 500: Leaders In Environmental Law” guide.

Mr. Surmeli is a highly skilled and versatile business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors, as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. Mr. Surmeli guides public and private companies and investors, primarily in the energy and sustainability, materials science and technology industries. Known as a problem-solver, Mr. Surmeli executes transactions with creative structures to address new opportunities in finance and development of new markets by clients in partnership with global corporations. He also helps entrepreneurs secure financing, commercial agreements, and partnerships.  A pioneer in the U.S. transition to clean energy and sustainable industry, he has been named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in CleanTech and one of the 100 people shaping Cleantech on Twitter. 

Learn more about Mintz’s Environmental Law practice here, and the firm’s Energy & Sustainability practice, here.

Read the JD Supra’s full Environment list here, and the Energy list here.

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