MGKF Helps Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Break Ground

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MGKF Helps Cristo Rev Philadelphia High School Break Ground

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Philadelphia, PA (December 7, 2017) –Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP (MGKF) was proud to attend the November 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the future permanent home of the Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School.  MGKF’s Managing Partner Jonathan H. Spergel and Senior Technical Consultant Darryl D. Borrelli have done pro bono work to assist the school in ensuring that it meets the highest standards for environmental quality.

The new campus will be housed in a former tricycle factory located at 1717 W. Allegheny Ave. in the city’s Tioga neighborhood. It is expected to open in early 2019 for nearly 600 students. Cristo Rey opened in 2012 in an abandoned elementary school.

John McConnell, the founder and president for Cristo Rey thanked MGKF and others who are helping make the nearly $40M building transformation possible. He added, “Business leaders and philanthropists in the city are eager to support our youth who are our future leaders.”

MGKF concentrates its practice in environmental, energy, litigation, safety, and land use law. It represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to small, privately held enterprises, both in the Mid-Atlantic region and on a national basis.  For the 14th consecutive year, MGKF has been listed in the top tier for environmental law in Chambers USA—America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Offices are located at: 401 City Avenue, Suite 901, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; 535 Route 38, Suite 145A, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and at 25 West Third Street, Suite 303, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. For additional information, visit or call 484-430-5700, 856-317-1299, or 570-567-7325.