Valley Air District’s Former Chief Counsel Joins Kahn, Soares & Conway

Phil Jay to Provide Clients with Vast Expertise in Environmental Laws & Regulations

Hanford, Calif.  (Sept. 7, 2011) – In a move that elevates its rapidly growing environmental practice, the law firm of KSC)

today announced that Phil Jay, former chief counsel for the eight county San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District from 1993 to 2011, has become of counsel to the firm.

“We are very pleased that Phil has become part of our team,” said managing partner George Soares. “Phil brings an outstanding reputation and first rate expertise that will greatly enhance our service to clients located in California and nationally.”

“In his new role, Phil will assist clients in navigating the legal and government complexities associated with air quality, land use and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and much more,” Soares said.  “We also expect Phil to benefit clients in government related litigation, labor law, civil rights violations and civil litigation, using experience he gained as legal counsel for Fresno and Madera counties before joining the Valley Air District,” Soares added.

“Our clients are increasingly requiring assistance in the evolving world of environmental law. Phil’s addition to the firm complements our existing strengths and commitment to this important area,” said Jan Kahn, a founding member of the firm.

In 2003, KSC, in partnership with Jim Wells, former director for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, formed Environmental Solutions Group to assist clients in address pesticide, and air and water quality issues.

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