2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference

The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
September 01, 2019
Registration Open

Thomas Prevas, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Thomas Prevas, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Thomas K. Prevas is a commercial litigator with particularized experience in environmental law. Tom also works closely with developers, non-profits and other stakeholders on transformative real estate development projects, including projects on contaminated or blighted property. His grasp of legal issues involving the environment is underscored by his role as chair of the Environmental and Energy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Tom was also an environmental attorney at DLA Piper, LLP, during which time he played a key role in the trial and appeal of one of the largest tort cases in Maryland history - a gasoline release from a Baltimore County service station involving a major oil company.

Drawing from his experience as general counsel to a significant charitable community development corporation, Tom thinks holistically about how to achieve clients' goals while minimizing costs. Tom also gained substantial trial experience as a special assistant state's attorney for Baltimore County.

Currently, Tom is bringing together his understanding of business, legal, land use and political issues from his law practice to support an effort to improve Baltimore’s trash diversion rate. His work on this project includes preparing a report for Baltimore’s mayor, with the assistance of the Department of Public Works and stakeholders, to create an action plan that involves reuse, recycling, composting and similar opportunities. Through this and other work for waste-industry clients, Tom has developed an understanding of the challenges that they face in their development and operation of a wide range of facilities, services and programs, including municipal landfills, solid or hazardous waste disposal, incinerators/waste-to-energy operations, and recycling. He is also knowledgeable about wastewater treatment and associated piping issues, stormwater and associated piping issues, retention and land application of biosolids, and composting facilities.

Tom has also represented victims of revenge pornography to get images removed from the internet and testified before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee in favor of a bill to outlaw revenge pornography.