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Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP


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What the team is known for

Comprehensive group of renowned technical experts, who counsel clients on the full range of environmental and energy matters. Offers recognized strengths in litigation, with extensive experience in areas such as air, water, waste and site remediation matters. Considered a go-to practice for brownfield redevelopment work and additionally sought after for its counsel on Marcellus Shale and renewable energy matters. Represents clients from an array of industries, including energy, real estate, chemicals and healthcare.


Market sources say Manko Gold is a "highly regarded boutique firm, highly specialized in its field."

A interviewee highlights Manko Gold as "my go-to environmental firm."

A client describes Manko Gold as "a top-notch firm with excellent lawyers."

Work highlights

Represented The New York City Law Department in all environment law matters pertaining to two federal Superfund sites, including a number of litigations.

Notable practitioners

Carol McCabe is particularly adept at advising on permitting and compliance issues in relation to air emissions and waste water.
"She is a terrific lawyer and very practical."

Jonathan Rinde regularly advises on compliance and transactional matters. He advises on permitting, rare or endangered species issues and also appears in mediations.
"Jonathan Rinde is a good lawyer, certainly well regarded - a 'rolls his sleeves up' guy."

Jonathan Spergel is well versed in transactional and regulatory environment law matters, relied on by clients for obtaining permits and advising on environmental risk with regard to large corporate deals.
"He is a straightforward and pragmatic problem solver."

Joseph Manko is a noted leader in the field of environment law who frequently advises clients on obtaining various permits, real estate development and environmental reporting.
"Joseph has had a wonderful career in environment law."

Kathleen Campbell is an experienced environmental lawyer who regularly advises on toxic torts, Superfunds and site remediation.
"An extremely knowledgeable environmental practitioner and a great communicator with clients.""Kathleen is very knowledgeable and responsive, and prepared to get the best result."

Marc Gold is widely recognized in the market for his regulatory compliance and permitting work.
"Mark is incredibly capable and thoughtful; he has a sharp mind and always protects our interests." "He knows his clients well and is very good at asking the right questions to obtain the feedback needed to move issues forward."

Michael Meloy is regularly called upon by Fortune 100 companies and municipalities for his expertise in environment law and his knowledge of the various regulatory bodies. He advises on the full spectrum of environmental work, including compliance, litigation and transactional issues.
"Michael is an excellent regulatory lawyer and a very smart adviser on permitting." "He is practical and able to get to the heart of complicated issues easily."

Nicole Moshang is an environmental litigator, well known for her toxic tort, Superfund and breach of contract work. She is also well versed in transactional due diligence and risk assessment.
"Nicole is a smart lawyer, she has a very steady demeanor and gives her clients very good advice."

Robert Fox is an expert attorney in the environmental field, especially well known for his Superfund work. He is relied upon by clients for his counsel on compliance, site remediation and permit applications.
"Robert is very persuasive and has an excellent demeanor.""He is a very smart litigator and always well prepared."

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Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF) is an environmental, energy, safety, land use law and litigation firm spanning the full range of regulatory compliance, transactional and litigation services entailed in these fields. MGKF serves a client base ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 100 companies. With offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Hawaii, the geographic practice area is focused on the Mid-Atlantic region; however, clients are located throughout the country and operate around the world.

MGKF was founded in 1989 by a core group of attorneys whose experience is grounded in the emergence of the comprehensive environmental laws enacted in the 1970s and early 1980s. Today’s firm consists of a seasoned group of partners complemented by a dedicated group of associates, technical consultants and paralegals proven to stay abreast of the global reach of environmental, energy and land use law and serving a clientele with a parallel focus. Many of MGKF’s attorneys have additional degrees in science, engineering and land use planning, and others have served with state and federal regulatory agencies. The firm’s litigators have backgrounds in commercial, criminal, environmental, and energy disputes before courts and administrative review boards in many federal and state forums.   


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Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP


401 City Avenue

Suite 901

Bala Cynwyd



PA 19004

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.



Carol McCabe
Band 4
Jonathan Rinde
Band 4
Jonathan Spergel
Band 4
Joseph M Manko
Senior Statespeople
Kathleen B. Campbell
Up and Coming
Marc Gold
Band 2

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