MGKF’s Spergel and Franey Presented “Building on Contaminated Land” at the 2017 PBI Real Estate Institute

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Philadelphia, PA (December 18, 2017) – Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox Partners Jonathan Spergel and Bryan Franey were panelists for “Building on Contaminated Land,” at the Philadelphia Bar Institute (PBI) 2017 Real Estate Institute. The program was held December 7-8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and their presentation took place on the afternoon of December 8.

This program addressed the benefits and opportunities presented by brownfields redevelopment. MGKF provided a history of Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program (Act 2) and the features and standards required as project through the process. Environmental permitting was also discussed as well those related to Pennsylvania, construction, and new stormwater development in Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Spergel is the managing partner of MGKF, the environmental and energy law firm with which he started his legal career in 1993. He handles a wide variety of environmental legal issues, including the environmental aspects of commercial transactions and brownfields sites, environmental insurance procurement and coverage issues, public funding opportunities, regulatory compliance counseling, and litigation for commercial, industrial, residential, and individual clients.

Partner Bryan Franey has experience in counseling and representing clients on a range of environmental and energy matters. His practice has focused on regulatory compliance and transactional matters, particularly in the areas of air and water quality, redevelopment, sustainability, permitting, energy efficiency and renewable energy development.

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.