Catherine Ward Joins Stradley Ronon

Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 00:00

Stradley Ronon has added Catherine M. Ward as of counsel to its environmental and real estate practice groups.

Based in the firm's Cherry Hill, N.J., office, Ward concentrates her practice in environmental, real estate and land use matters representing both private companies and public entities. She counsels clients on a diverse range of regulatory and contractual environmental issues including brownfields matters, redevelopment work, remediation issues and contract negotiations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ward also regularly represents clients in land use matters before local planning boards and assists lenders in connection with loans secured by contaminated real estate.

Ward has worked in private legal practice handling environmental, real estate and land use matters for more than fifteen years. Before attending law school, she worked as the head of the project management department of an environmental laboratory and consulting firm.

Stradley Ronon partner and Investment Management Group Chair Bruce G. Leto recently presented at the Investment Company Institute's 2006 Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference in Phoenix. Mr. Leto participated in the panel discussion, The Relationship Between Funds and Intermediaries, which analyzed fund policies and restrictions in the intermediary context, including those governing distribution fees, revenue sharing arrangements, redemption fees and short-term trading.