Mark L. Manewitz’ law practice is broad based. He has clients in energy, manufacturing real estate and high tech. Mark is a nationally recognized expert in Environmental Law:
Mark’s practice includes the environmental aspects of business transactions and environmental litigation, and the various aspects of the development of contaminated property for commercial and residential use, or Brownfield Development. He has advised clients on the development of alternative energy projects, including geo thermal and solar energy projects. He has negotiated recently a ground-breaking Administrative Consent Order for Solar Development of a Superfund Landfill site in New Jersey.
He has more than 30 years of experience in energy and environmental law and during that time has represented his clients in a wide variety of matters, including state and federal enforcement actions in New York, New Jersey, and many other jurisdictions. Mark obtains favorable results before administrative agencies and in litigation, and enables clients to reach favorable agreements in complex environmental issues with private parties and State and Federal agencies.
Mark helps clients obtain permits and settle claims with State and Federal as well as local governmental Agencies.
In addition, Mark as Senior Counsel for Exxon Corporation organized a number of industry group joint litigations and hazardous waste site remediation, including the successful challenge to the New Jersey Right to Know Act and the remediation of the Edgewater N.J./Edgewater Refinery, the Diaz Arkansas/Diaz Refinery, and the New York City landfills.
Mr. Manewitz is a former partner and head of the Environmental practice group at Herrick Feinstein LLP. He was previously a partner with Reed Smith and was Senior Counsel at Skadden Arps in New Jersey. His private practice experience began as the environmental partner and practice group leader with the firm of Clapp and Eisenberg in New Jersey.
Mark taught a survey course on Environmental Law at Fordham University Law School and courses on Hazardous Waste Law at Seton Hall University Law School. He is a lecturer on New York, New Jersey and Federal Environmental law topics. .
Mark chaired the first joint New York Bar Environmental Law Section, American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar and USEPA-sponsored symposium on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region II issues. He served as a faculty member of an ALI-ABA Seminar on Environmental Litigation, and chaired a Practicing Law Institute course on Environmental Program.
Mark was elected chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey Bar for 1989-1990.
He is a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Program Committee Chair for the New Jersey, the Justice Stewart G Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court.
Before going into private practice, Mark was Assistant General Counsel of Coltec Industries (formerly Colt Industries), an international manufacturer, overseeing all of the company's environmental matters, and was Senior Counsel to Exxon Company U.S.A., with responsibility for environmental matters in the eastern United States. Before joining Exxon, Mark served as Senior Counsel to the Power Authority of the State of New York where had responsibility for the legal aspects of the construction of the Indian Point 3 Nuclear plant, other Power Authority Nuclear facilities, transmission lines and power plants.
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Master of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court