David E. Nash is a Partner at McMahon DeGulis LLP, an environmental and energy law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. As an environmental lawyer for over 25 years, Dave has negotiated diverse stakeholder interests to achieve real world business and legal solutions. Dave’s legal practice includes environmental issues relating to advanced energy, emerging technologies, corporate sustainability, climate change, business and real estate transactions, regulatory matters and legislative matters, environmental litigation, and environmental enforcement actions. He has experience in advanced and renewable energy permitting and regulatory counseling for developers and owners, including counseling for the first offshore wind turbine project proposed for Lake Erie. Dave successfully negotiated regulatory hurdles on first functioning wind turbine on the southern shore of Lake Erie. He has provided counseling on renewable energy credits, energy efficiency, and carbon emission credit and offset projects and advised on real estate transactions, including lease counseling for landowners on wind farm and solar farm projects.
Dave is active in a number of community economic revitalization projects. He is a co-convener of the Corporate Sustainability Network, an economic development community action team. Dave is on Cleveland Mayor Jackson’s Design Team for the upcoming 2009 Sustainable Economy Summit. Dave also serves as regulatory counsel to Cuyahoga County with respect to the County’s Lake Erie offshore wind power project.
Currently, Dave serves as the vice-chair for the ABA-ACORE Renewable Energy Teleconference Series. In April 2009, Dave spoke to the Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Committee about Sustainability. Dave also addressed the Cleveland Bar Association on Climate Change and in December 2008, he served as a moderator at the CWRU Off-Shore Wind Power Conference. Dave has authored numerous publications, including “Palm Trees on Lake Erie,” an analysis of the impact of climate change on Northeast Ohio, published in the Cleveland Bar Journal in November 2006.
In September 2009, Dave was recognized as a champion of sustainability in Northeast Ohio when he received the Green Lantern Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Dave received his law degree from Duke University School of Law with honors and earned a B.A. degree magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University. He was honored as a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, Class of 2001. Dave was also listed as one of the best environmental lawyers in America by The Best Lawyers in America and recognized by Chambers USA.