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Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

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Managing Partner: Carol F. McCabe
Number of partners: 24 Number of lawyers: 31 (3 technical consultants, 2 paralegals)
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF) is an environmental, energy, safety, land use law and litigation firm. MGKF’s practice spans the full range of regulatory compliance, transactional and litigation services relating to its practice areas. The firm 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. 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. The firm presently consists of a seasoned group of partners complemented by a dedicated group of associates, technical consultants and paralegals. 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 various federal, state and administrative forums.

Main Areas of Practice:

Environmental Law (Water):
Advocate on behalf of and represent a coalition of industrial and municipal dischargers to the Delaware Estuary on matters of significant water quality and regulatory compliance issues.
Key Client: Delaware Estuary TMDL Coalition
Contacts: Marc E. Gold; Michael Dillon
Tel:
484 430 2301; 484 430 2335
Emails:
[email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Litigation (Transportation):
Represent transportation and other companies in multiple jurisdictions handling cost recovery claims, administrative appeals and site remediation under CERCLA and state law, including multi-party litigation (state and federal), allocation, and administrative proceedings for one of the largest contaminated sediment Superfund sites with estimated remediation costs in the billions of dollars.
Key Clients: Transportation-related companies
Contact:
John F. Gullace
Tel: 484 430 2326
Email: [email protected]

Environmental Litigation (Superfund):
Represent the City of New York in all aspects of two major federal superfund sites, the Gowanus Canal (estimated remedial costs exceed $1 billion) and Newtown Creek.
Key Client: The City of New York Law Department
Contacts: Robert D. Fox; Kathleen B. Campbell; Nicole R. Moshang
Tel: 484 430 2312; 484 430 2316; 484 430 2324
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected] mankogold.com; [email protected]

Environmental Law (Site Contamination & Remediation):
Complex environmental characterization and remediation matters involving multiple jurisdictions and cleanup programs. Evaluate and oversee response actions and related negotiations, interactions with multiple potentially responsible parties, and interface with technical consultants and experts.
Key Clients: Various large industrial, chemical, energy, transportation and telecommunications companies.
Contacts: Michael M. Meloy; Rodd W. Bender; Todd D. Kantorczyk
Tel: 484 430 2303; 484 430 2317; 484 430 2359
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Litigation (Administrative Appeals):
Defense of citizen suits in federal court and of third party permit appeals before administrative review boards, enforcement defense, air quality issues, including judicial challenges to regulatory actions.
Key Clients: Large petroleum refineries, electric utilities and chemical plants.
Contacts: Bart E. Cassidy; Katherine L. Vaccaro
Tel: 484 430 2306; 484 430 2329
Emails:
[email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Law & Litigation (Oil & Gas):
Permit application assistance for and litigation defense of stormwater and wetlands permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for statewide pipeline projects. Defense of enforcement actions.
Key Client: Energy Transfer Partners
Contact:
Jonathan E. Rinde
Tel:
484 430 2325
Email:
[email protected]

Environmental Law (Air):
Regulatory compliance and administrative and legal challenges, particularly in the area of air quality.
Key Client:
Waste Management
Contacts:
Carol F. McCabe; Bruce S. Katcher
Tel: 484 430 2304; 484 430 2320
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Litigation (Class Action/Citizen Suit/Mass Torts):
Litigation defense, including Clean Air Act citizen suit, class action, and various contractual disputes; policyholder coverage litigation.
Key Clients: Landfill-gas-to-energy pipeline, and specialty chemical companies
Contacts:
Neil S. Witkes; Diana A. Silva
Tel: 484 430 2314; 484 430 2347
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Law (Brownfields Redevelopment):
Complex environmental regulatory, transactional, risk mitigation and public funding for real estate and brownfields redevelopment projects.
Key Client: Real Estate Developers
Contacts:
Jonathan H. Spergel; Matthew C. Sullivan
Tel:
484 430 2309; 484 430 2305
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Environmental Administrative Law (OSHA):
Counsel clients on environmental regulatory compliance and emergency planning. Assist in OSHA inspections involving range of OSHA standards and defend OSHA citations involving fatalities/serious injuries. Appeal of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard resulting in amendment of standard.
Key Clients:
Association of American Railroads and six Class I railroads. Manufacturers, telecommunications, construction, and transportation-related companies.
Contact: Jill Hyman Kaplan
Tel:
484 430 2315
Email:
[email protected]

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