Mr. Hay has extensive experience working on unique or novel projects, including major public infrastructure projects, commercial development, and planned residential and condominium development. Mr. Hay works closely with clients in the development of general requirements applicable to construction contracts to mitigate risks and manage potential disputes. When disputes arise, whether related to additional or unforeseen work, Mr. Hay provides counsel regarding the entitlement to additional time or compensation under the contract documents and strategies to negotiate a resolution and avoid escalating the dispute.
Mr. Hay has also worked with clients on regulatory compliance and transactional advice associated with natural resource extraction, hazardous waste management, RCRA, and long-term environmental remediation activities.
Mr. Hay is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. Mr. Hay is also involved with the Environmental Law Institute, Society of American Foresters and Penn State Forest Resources Alumni Board.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Hay was a construction and environmental associate at Fox Rothschild LLP in Pennsylvania.
While in Pennsylvania, Mr. Hay served on the Upper Uwchlan Township Planning Commission.
Mr. Hay was a summer law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
While at Penn State, Derald was a Goddard Fellow and assisted in the creation of a habitat conservation bank, a program to streamline the administrative permitting process for real estate development on parcels with bog turtle habitat in southeastern Pennsylvania.