Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
Brenda Hustis Gotanda is a partner with the law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP and leads the firm’s sustainability practice group. She has over 25 years of experience representing and counseling business clients on environmental matters, including regulatory compliance, permitting, transactions, project development, and enforcement. She provides strategic guidance to clients seeking to reduce risk and enhance value by integrating environmental compliance and sustainability into their core operations. She also represents clients in agency enforcement actions.
Brenda’s practice addresses a broad range of complex issues involving the regulation of water, waste, air, and chemical substances and she has handled significant matters involving wastewater discharge and stormwater permitting, total maximum daily load (TMDL) development, and water allocation; site remediation and brownfield redevelopment; waste handling, treatment and disposal; business and real estate transactions, due diligence and contracting; occupational safety and health (OSHA); and spill prevention and emergency response. She also provides guidance to clients developing and implementing sustainability-focused projects and programs involving greenhouse gas emissions evaluation, lifecycle analysis, energy efficiency, renewable energy, battery energy storage, renewable fuels/RINs, green building, and green claims. She has represented clients in a diverse array of sectors including industrial and chemical manufacturing, electric generation and distribution, petroleum refining, rail transportation, real estate development, construction, commercial retail, academia, wastewater treatment, and waste management and recycling. She also represents a coalition of industrial and municipal wastewater dischargers.