A Training and Support Firm: Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox
Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program, which encourages owners of brownfield sites to clean them up by providing uniform standards, liability relief, standardized reviews and financial assistance, is a major source of business for the law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox. The firm, which is based in Pennsylvania but represents clients in every state and all over the world, provides legal services related to the Land Recycling Program and other environmental policies. For example, the firm's lawyers counsel businesses and municipalities on compliance with environmental regulations, and they help clients determine whether their projects qualify for environment related funding through ARRA and other programs.
The federal stimulus has boosted demand for environmental legal services as companies and municipalities jostle for funding with "green" stipulations attached to it. Managing Partner Robert Fox predicts the market for environmental lawyers is "going to be much hotter over the next 10 years than it was over the last."1 Manko Gold's staff includes 28 lawyers and two full-time technical consultants who are experienced engineers.
1 Pew interview with Robert Fox, managing partner, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, April 8, 2009.