What the team is known for Comprehensive group of renowned technical experts who counsel clients on the full range of environmental and energy matters. Strong litigation practice, with extensive experience in areas such as air, water, waste and site remediation matters. A go-to practice for site and brownfield redevelopment work and additionally sought after for its counsel on Marcellus Shale and renewable energy matters.
Strengths "They have deep knowledge and expertise in a host of environmental issues. They're our go-to firm!" a client reports.
"They're excellent across the board and I highly recommend them," another satisfied client comments.
A commentator also notes: "Manko Gold has a very good reputation for litigation: they're really tough. When I see them on something, I know their clients are being vigorously represented."
Work highlights Represented New York City Law Department regarding the contamination of Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal. The remedial costs for the Gowanus Canal are in excess of $1 billion.
Acted for Delaware Estuary TMDL Coalition with regard to the Delaware Estuary and its water quality.
Significant clients Tenneco, City of Bozeman.
"Top-notch" attorney Bart Cassidy is valued by interviewees for his "sound advice," and his ability to "present multiple sides to any particular issue." He is an authority on air quality matters and is also noted for his counsel on water and waste management issues. Another source enthuses: "He is my go-to environmental counsel. He's knowledgeable, timely, works hard and knows everything."
Robert Fox maintains an excellent track record in Superfund litigation and brownfield redevelopment matters. A client describes him as "terrific: smart, knowledgeable, strategic and very good at keeping in contact."
Marc Gold is well regarded for his compliance work, including brownfield matters, and is also regularly engaged to advise on environmental aspects of high-profile transactions. A satisfied client is quick to praise Gold's calm and persistent approach to matters.
John Gullace excels in handling site remediation work, contamination disputes and permit challenges. One happy client says: "Working with John is great. He's extremely conscientious, very knowledgeable and has a practical sense about him! He's good at taking complex situations and making sense of them. He understands what our needs are and he's efficient."
Bruce Katcher regularly counsels clients on remediation and waste management matters. One client notes: "He is incredibly thoughtful, deeply experienced and he can give you quick, efficient answers because he has seen everything before."
Joseph Manko is a seasoned practitioner and is regarded by peers as a "giant" in the market. He has more than four decades of experience advising on environmental matters, and continues to be sought after for expert counsel on permitting and counsel issues.
Carol McCabe is singled out as "very good to work with and extremely knowledgeable." She is particularly noted for her knowledge of air regulatory matters, and is also well regarded for her advice on wastewater and stormwater issues and hazardous waste compliance work.
"Tremendous" lawyer Michael Meloy has a broad practice that includes providing counsel on water, waste and air issues, as well as site remediation and brownfield redevelopment work. One delighted client says of Meloy: "He is extremely knowledgeable and very detail-oriented and is always looking to make sure that our interests are protected."
"Superb attorney" Jonathan Rinde is "very smart and very knowledgeable" and is sought after for his astute counsel on permitting and compliance matters, as well as the environmental issues involved in transactions.
Jonathan Spergel is the managing partner at the firm and has substantial experience advising on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions. He is also noted for his strengths in brownfield matters.