Stephen Berlin joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is a partner in Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP with significant experience in several areas of environmental law, including environmental litigation, business transactions involving environmental issues and environmental compliance matters. He has worked in most areas of environmental litigation in federal and state courts, and at both the trial and appellate levels. During the course of his career, he has acted as lead environmental counsel for several multi-million dollar business transactions involving manufacturing concerns throughout the United States.
Berlin has been recognized for environmental law in “The Best Lawyers in America” for seven years and in “Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business” for five years. He was named to Business North Carolina’s “legal elite” list in 2010, 2012 and 2013. He was recognized among the Triad's most influential professional executives for 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the Triad Business Journal. He has been recognized as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer” for environmental litigation and land use/zoning in 2010 and environmental law in 2010, 2012 and 2013 by SuperLawyers magazine and was named to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2010 and 2011.
Berlin holds a B.A. and J.D. (both cum laude) from Wake Forest University, where he serves as an adjunct professor and coach of the National Trial Court Team. He is chair of the United Way Annual campaign, a member of the Wake Forest Law School Board of Visitors, secretary of the Arts Council Board, chair of Winston-Salem Business Inc. and chair of the development committee of the Winston-Salem Children’s Museum. He is a past chair of the Enrichment Center Board and former president of the Forsyth County Bar Association.