Hal J. Pos

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Hal J.Pos
President and Chief Executive Officer
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6725

Hal J. Pos is president and CEO of Parsons Behle & Latimer and a member of the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources practice group where he concentrates on environmental and mining matters with particular emphasis on contaminated properties, CERCLA liability, and property acquisition transactions.

Mr. Pos's practice experience includes conducting environmental due diligence in connection with mineral and real estate acquisitions and financings; environmental liability reviews and audits; legacy site cleanups and redevelopment; mine and landfill closures with a particular view towards minimizing potential CERCLA liability; negotiating and drafting environmental indemnity agreements; representing potentially responsible parties under CERCLA in negotiations and litigation with other potentially responsible parties, state and federal agencies, and insurance companies concerning site cleanups; defending environmental toxic tort claims; and representing parties in environmental civil and criminal enforcement matters.

Mr. Pos has published and presented numerous papers before state bars and professional organizations on CERCLA, Brownfields, and environmental litigation and insurance topics.

Mr. Pos has served on Parsons Behle & Latimer’s board of directors since 1996. He formerly chaired the firm’s hiring committee

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Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

Washington University (J.D. 1984)

Washington University Journal of Contemporary Law, Recent Developments Editor

Carleton College, magna cum laude (B.A., 1981)

Attended University of Copenhagen School of International Business (Copenhagen, Denmark 1980)

Attended Warsaw School of Economic Planning (Warsaw, Poland 1980)


Professional

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rating for several years

Chambers USA Eminent Practitioner in Utah for Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2010-2020

Environmental Law Section of Best Lawyers in America since 2005

Mountain States Super Lawyers for several years

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (10+ years)

Best Lawyers' Salt Lake City Environmental Lawyer of the Year (2011, 2018)

Best Lawyers' Salt Lake City Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2020)

Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section, Lawyer of the Year (1996-1997) (2019-2020)


Associations

Professional

TerraLex
Board of Trustees
(2011 - 2019)
Emeritus Director
(2019-2022)
Co-Vice Chairperson North America
(2015 - 2019)

Mountain States Legal Foundation
Board of Litigation
(1996 - 2014)
Past Chairperson

Utah State Bar
Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Section
Past Chairperson

Utah State Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee
Past Chairperson


Community

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Board of Governors

Utah Jewish Family Services
Board of Directors and Officer

The McGillis School
Chairman, Board of Trustees
(2011 - 2013)
Board of Trustees
(2008 - Current)

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Committee
Past Chairperson


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah

Education

Washington University School of Law