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November 12, 2023

Robert D. Sokolove Joins Weir Greenblatt Pierce as Partner

By: Patrick Krenicky

Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP (WGP) is pleased to announce that Robert D. Sokolove, a nationally recognized flood causation / flood damage attorney has joined the firm as a Partner.

Mr. Sokolove has over forty years’ experience representing businesses, individuals, developers, communities, and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters involving flood insurance, flood risks, floodplain management, sea level rise, wetland regulation, lender liability and eco-development. Mr. Sokolove regularly litigates multi-party environmental disputes, inverse condemnation matters, and flooding and wetland related cases across the United States. Mr. Sokolove represents developers and communities in connection with the creation of sustainability and environmental projects on a for-profit-basis, and created the concept of wetland mitigation banking which, since its inception, has created over seven billion dollars’ worth of saleable wetland and habitat credits around the nation. Mr. Sokolove has also represented some of the largest lending institutions in the country with respect to flood risk and portfolio analysis.

Mr. Sokolove’s ability to leverage his knowledge and experience into tangible positive results for clients has made him a coveted speaker at conferences, a respected expert witness, and a published writer on subjects involving flood insurance and revenue creation through green initiatives. His clients include some of the largest developers and organizations in the country.

Managing Partner Walter Weir, Jr. said, “WGP is honored to welcome Mr. Sokolove to our team. His experience and unique ability to find creative solutions to complex matters will be an invaluable asset to our firm’s clients. We look forward to growing this practice to better serve the community in this very important field of law.”

Mr. Sokolove is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the State of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, as well as the Court of Appeals, Maryland, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Claims Court.

In addition to his law degree, Mr. Sokolove holds a Certificate in hydraulics and hydrology from the University of California at Davis, which is extremely helpful when litigating flood matters and advising lenders, municipalities, developers, and real estate entities.

Mr. Sokolove was born and raised in Levittown, PA. He currently shares a dual residency between New Jersey and Florida with his wife, Caroline, and their French Bulldog, Little Debbie.

Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP is a full-service law firm providing sophisticated representation to businesses and individuals in such areas as Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Complex Commercial Litigation, Corporate Restructuring & Creditors Rights, Criminal Defense, Employment, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Real Estate Transactions.

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