Biography

Tas supports clients in a diverse mix of environmental litigation and regulatory matters nationwide across industrial sectors.

His representative experience includes work on Clean Water Act litigation as well as National Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Program activities. He is also familiar with climate change litigation risks, particularly as pertains to the waste treatment industry.

Prior to joining B&D, Tas attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he served as president of its Environmental Law Project as well as worked as an extern at the Southern Environmental Law Center based in Chapel Hill.

While in law school, he also worked as a Clean Energy Law and Political Affairs Intern and a Research Assistant at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he conducted research and drafted testimony for energy regulatory hearings, supported Capitol Hill lobbying efforts by researching pending legislation and drafting briefs and fact sheets, and researched state-specific effects of the Clean Power Plan.

Before law school, Tas worked as Staff Assistant and then as Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill  (B.A., 2011)
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Minor in Environmental Studies
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill  (J.D., 2018)
    • Holderness Moot Court Environmental Appellate Advocacy Team
    • UNC School of Law Environmental Law Project, President

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia