Montgomery McCracken Teams with Exelon Corp. for Tree Planting Day of Service

October 28, 2013

Philadelphia–Montgomery McCracken attorneys and staff partnered with employees from Exelon Corporation on October 25 for the firm’s semiannual tree planting event at the Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, Pa. The event, which supported the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Green Ribbon Committee Day of Service Tree Planting Project, had more than 20 volunteers participating from Montgomery McCracken and Exelon Corp. Working together, volunteers planted 100 trees, purchased primarily with a grant from TreeVitalize, in Riverbend’s Woodland Restoration Area.

Montgomery McCracken at Tree PlantingPartner Tricia Sadd, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Green Ribbon Committee and chair of the firm’s Sustainable Business practice, as well as partner Timothy Bergère, chair of the firm’s Environmental Law practice, were among the participants. Other volunteers from Montgomery McCracken included partner Joseph Stapleton; associates Carolyn Pellegrini and Jonathan Perkins; and staff members Suzanne Burke, Whitney Coker, Timothy Lehman, Elizabeth Mell and Lisa Utsey.

About Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Riverbend Environmental Education Center teaches environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens. Since 1974, Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been enriching the lives of children and families through engaging environmental education. From its beginnings as a quiet nature preserve, Riverbend has evolved to a center for environmental education that touches the lives of nearly 12,000 people annually. Volunteers are critical to the work of Riverbend. With a small staff and a tight budget, the Center relies on volunteers from the community to fulfill its mission and help keep Riverbend sustainable. For more information, visit

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About Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Montgomery McCracken is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 120 attorneys in offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Its attorneys provide legal services to clients in a wide range of industries both nationwide and internationally. Montgomery McCracken is dedicated to providing service to the community. Over the years, the firm’s lawyers have served in a multitude of nonprofit and civic organizations. The firm is proud of its long-standing commitment to supporting worthy endeavors locally, regionally and internationally.

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