Saul Ewing Elects Two Attorneys to Counsel


(PHILADELPHIA, February 1, 2022) - Saul Ewing LLP is thrilled to announce that the following attorneys have been promoted from associate to counsel:

Melissa Clarke (Princeton): Ms. Clarke advises on environmental law and real estate transactions, with a particular focus on environmental litigation, penalty and enforcement matters, and cost recovery actions involving federal and state statutes and regulations, such as CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA and New Jersey’s Spill Act. In addition to counseling clients on regulatory compliance, Ms. Clarke assists them in obtaining and defending state and federal environmental permits. As a transactional attorney, Ms. Clarke regularly negotiates and drafts environmental contractual provisions in a wide variety of corporate and real property transactions.

Matthew Veenstra (Minneapolis): Mr. Veenstra assists clients with commercial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes and disputes involving contracts, such as noncompetition agreements and insurance policies. He also has extensive experience in financial services litigation, including fraud and lender liability claims. Mr. Veenstra handles lawsuits from initial pleadings through dispositive motions and trial. He has significant courtroom experience and has been involved in several high-profile cases in the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area.

“Melissa and Matt have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, a superior dedication to client service and a deep loyalty to the firm and its culture,” said Managing Partner Jason M. St. John.  “They are an essential part of the future of Saul Ewing, and we look forward to their continued success.”

About Saul Ewing

The attorneys of Saul Ewing are dedicated to providing client-centric counsel to businesses throughout the United States and internationally from 16 offices stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Miami and extending into the Midwest by way of Chicago and Minneapolis. We work with well-known corporations, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as institutions of higher education, nonprofits and governmental entities. As a full-service law firm, we handle matters involving bankruptcy, business and finance, estates and trusts, litigation and real estate services. We also advise on intellectual property, immigration and foreign investment services. Energy, higher education, insurance and life sciences are among our core industries of focus.