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Nelson & Pope is managed by nine partners and each is a registered Professional Engineer or Land Surveyor.  Each of the owners provides specific expertise in the fields of civil engineering/land surveying/planning that is unique within the industry.  The diverse leadership of Nelson & Pope couples the experience of our senior partners with the innovation and enthusiasm of our younger partners.
Victor Bert, P.E.

Victor Bert is recognized as one of Long Island’s leading experts in land development services.  With over 40 years of experience working on Long Island projects, he has played an instrumental role in the development of Long Island.  Victor possess a vision and creativity in design that inspires and attracts many of the top Long Island developers to the firm.  He is well known and respected by the officials and staff members at the many Village, Town and County offices.  Victor is a mentor at the firm and his knowledge and experiences have influenced the careers and decision making of the other partners and staff members.

After earning his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, Victor earned a Masters of Civil Engineering from New York University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

vbert@nelsonpope.com

Joseph R. Epifania, P.E.

Joe Epifania has nearly 40 years experience in the transportation engineering field and provides general oversight and quality assurance for much of the transportation, parks and construction inspection services.  He is recognized by numerous Village and Town Boards to provide expert testimony in the field of traffic engineering and analysis and has been serving the needs of municipal clients throughout his career.

Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

jepifania@nelsonpope.com

Robert G. Nelson, Jr., P.E., LEED® AP ND

For over 35 years, Bob has been providing planning and civil engineering evaluation, analysis and design for residential, commercial, multi-use and municipal site, infrastructure development and reconstruction projects; sustainable development and Green infrastructure design; park and golf course development; storm-water management and waterfront re-development.  He is recognized as a problem solver and has an ability to think outside of the box to develop solutions to unique projects.

After earning his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bob earned a Masters of Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York and is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Professional Engineers.

bnelson@nelsonpope.com

Thomas F. Lembo, P.E.

Tom Lembo is an expert in the field of water and wastewater engineering on Long Island.  Tom has over 20 years of experience working on projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as the City of New York.  His in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of wastewater treatment, conveyance and disposal on Long Island provides our clients a path to successful project completion.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Florida and is also a member of the Water Environment Federation.

tlembo@nelsonpope.com

Gary S. Becker, P.E.

Gary Becker has a distinguished reputation on Long Island and specializes in the field of residential and commercial land development.  Gary has over 40 years of diversified nationwide engineering, construction and real estate experience, including project conceptualization, planning, and execution.  As senior level real estate development executive, he was part of a management team responsible for development and implementation of corporate strategy to maximize return on assets for the real estate portfolio of a major industrial corporation (Fortune ’100′) with the largest non-governmental land holdings in the US.  Gary also served as president of a number of real estate development companies in FL, GA, SC, NJ, NY, VA and VT.

After earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the City College of the City University of New York, Gary earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York.   He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Vermont and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Professional Engineers.  Gary is also a member of the Planning Board and Design Review Board in the Incorporated Village of Plandome.

gbecker@nelsonpope.com

Gregory D. Peterman, P.L.S.

Greg Peterman has over 25 years of field and office land surveying experience.  He manages the firm’s construction layout services and is known in the industry for his expertise, accuracy and quick response.  Greg has been providing surveying services for numerous years for the City of New York and the State of New York and is quite familiar with the land surveying and mapping standards of these clients.  Greg has managed the surveying services for some of the largest construction projects on Long Island.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology from SUNY at Cortland.  He is a registered Professional Land Surveyor in the States of New York and Connecticut and is a member of the Association of Professional Land Surveyors and National Society of Professional Surveyors.  Greg is also a certified professional in erosion and sediment control.

gpeterman@nelsonpope.com

Eric J. McFerran, P.E.

Eric McFerran has nearly 20 years experience in transportation engineering and planning for private and public sector clients.  He currently manages a team that specializes in municipal work performing parks & recreation design, traffic engineering, roadway engineering and construction inspection.  Eric has successfully managed many of Long Island’s largest roadway and traffic infrastructure projects.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

emcferran@nelsonpope.com

Thomas C. Dixon, P.E.

Tom Dixon provides civil/site engineering services and specializes in stormwater management and waterfront structures.  Working on Long Island projects for over 15 years, Tom has gained a thorough understanding of the land development process.  He is well known by our clients for his diligence, high performance and responsiveness.  Tom has successfully managed many of Long Island’s largest residential community developments and has provided engineering services for campus expansion to numerous hospitals and schools.

After graduating from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Tom earned a Masters of Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Connecticut and is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers.  Tom also maintains a Captain’s license from the United States Coast Guard.

tdixon@nelsonpope.com