Experienced Environmental Attorney Robert D. Cox Jr. Named Go-To Lawyer in Massachusetts, Offering Solutions to Complex Compliance Challenges

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS – Robert D. Cox Jr., an attorney at Bowditch & Dewey law firm, has been recognized as a Go To Environmental Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Cox brings over 35 years of experience in handling complex environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Massachusetts. His expertise lies in advising businesses, public utilities, and municipal authorities on matters before the EPA and MassDEP, as well as providing guidance on NPDES permitting, brownfield development activities, and emerging contaminants.

Cox’s impressive credentials include serving as the past chair of the Environmental Business Council of New England and being named one of Business Today’s Top 10 Powerhouse Lawyers Shaping Massachusetts’ Future in 2023. Additionally, he is a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and has been recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in Massachusetts by Chambers USA.

Notably, Cox’s qualifications extend beyond state boundaries. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Cox earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Bowditch & Dewey, a law firm with offices in Boston, Framingham, and Worcester, is known for its expertise in handling intricate transactions, challenging litigation, and complex regulatory issues for businesses, families, and institutions.

In other news, MutualOne Bank in Framingham and Natick has announced several promotions within its ranks. Timothy Steiner has been promoted to senior vice president, team leader of commercial lending. Steiner’s responsibilities now include supervising and assisting a team of lenders in developing new relationships, structuring loans, and managing existing portfolios. He joined the bank in 2022 and previously served as senior vice president, commercial loan officer.

Shihab Bakary has also been promoted to the position of senior credit analyst. Among his duties are overseeing commercial loan underwriting, including reviewing existing relationships and loan renewals, as well as providing training to junior-level staff. Bakary joined MutualOne in 2021 and previously held the role of credit analyst.

Grazel “Dolly” Zaballero has achieved a promotion to senior account representative I, where she will deliver a comprehensive range of customer experiences, including assistance with opening new accounts, explaining the bank’s products, and resolving retail and electronic banking issues. Zaballero joined MutualOne last year as an account representative.

Lastly, Victoria Harcovitz has been elevated to the role of accounting supervisor at MutualOne Bank. In her new position, she will oversee the bank’s daily balancing, accounts payable, fixed asset and investments processing, as well as supervise the staff and senior accountants. Harcovitz has been an integral part of the bank team since 2017, and she recently graduated from The New England School for Financial Studies in 2023.

MutualOne Bank operates full-service offices in Framingham and Natick, with a commercial loan center in Framingham and a residential loan center also in Natick.

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS – Hassan Rhadfi has joined ERA Key Realty Services in Framingham as a Realtor. Rhadfi, a Framingham resident, brings diverse work experience to his role, including positions as an electronics technician at Edge Tech in Milford and a manufacturing engineer at United Electric Control in Watertown. In addition, he manages and maintains rental properties.

Rhadfi has also been involved in the restaurant industry, having owned and managed Oversized Pizza in Natick for over a decade. Prior to that, he served as a pizza station manager at Sodexo in Framingham. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

ERA Key Realty Services, based in Northbridge, operates 16 offices throughout central and eastern Massachusetts.

To summarize, Robert D. Cox Jr., an attorney at Bowditch & Dewey, has been recognized as a Go To Environmental Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. MutualOne Bank has announced promotions for Timothy Steiner, Shihab Bakary, Grazel “Dolly” Zaballero, and Victoria Harcovitz. Hassan Rhadfi has joined ERA Key Realty Services as a Realtor.