October 2, 2008 / Press Release

Porter Wright Attorney Robert A. Meyer, Jr. Achieves LEED Accredited Professional Status

Porter Wright attorney Robert A. Meyer, Jr. has been designated a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) by the Green Building Certification Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — APs are building industry professionals who have passed the LEED Professional Accreditation exam and possess a thorough understanding of green building. LEED APs are also equipped to facilitate the LEED certification process — an independent, third-party certification that a building meets certain green and other performance standards. By obtaining LEED AP status, Mr. Meyer became one of a very small number of lawyers in the State of Ohio to hold this credential.

"I pursued LEED accreditation because I wanted to be in a better position to help clients interested in sustainable building projects," said Meyer. "Preparing for the LEED exam has given me great insights into what green building is all about."

Mr. Meyer, a partner in Porter Wright's Corporate Department, leads the firm's Green Practice Group. He also has considerable experience in a wide variety of zoning and land development matters, having secured or directed the securing of zoning and other entitlement approvals for over 30,000 residential units as well as numerous commercial and industrial developments. He has also represented clients in a variety of matters arising under the federal Clean Air Act and Ohio's air pollution statute. In addition to his legal work on green matters, Mr. Meyer and his wife completed a green renovation project at their home earlier this year.