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  • Kenneth J. Hollenbeck has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law, including environmental permitting, compliance and counseling; energy project siting, development, finance and regulation; and the environmental liability/risk allocation aspects of corporate, utility asset and real property transactions.

    Biography

    Kenneth Hollenbeck is the Managing Partner of the firm. He is a member of the firm's Business Law Group and former Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Law Group.  Mr. Hollenbeck has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law, including environmental permitting, compliance and counseling; energy project siting, development, finance and regulation; and the environmental liability/risk allocation aspects of corporate, utility asset and real property transactions. He has published and/or presented numerous articles on the transactional, permitting and liability aspects of environmental law and practice. He serves as Co-Chair of the University Seminar on Legal, Social and Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection Policy at Columbia University.

    Mr. Hollenbeck has extensive experience representing clients from the solid waste, materials recovery and recycling industries, with particular emphasis on the transactional and facility development/permitting aspects of the practice. He has handled asset and/or stock acquisition and disposition transactions having an aggregate valuation in excess of $1.5 billion, and has directed countless facility development/permitting initiatives throughout the New York/New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. For the past several years, he has been actively involved in the development of rail carrier transload facilities designed to handle various waste commodities on behalf of rail carriers and other non-traditional waste industry participants.

    Mr. Hollenbeck’s experience in structuring, negotiating and managing complex corporate transactions extends to a variety of businesses outside the solid waste industry, including the independent power production and transmission pipeline facility areas. He regularly represents emerging growth businesses and other companies in capital formation transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and corporate control and governance matters.

    Education

    • Rutgers University (JD, 1983)
    • Princeton University (BA, 1977)

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    • New Jersey State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)
    • American Bar Association [Member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section (Special Committees on Environmental Transactions, Audits and Brownfields, and Solid Waste) and Business Law Section (Special Committees on Negotiated Acquisitions and Environmental Controls)]
    Publications
    TitlePublisherDate
    Green Justice: Should the Poor Inherit the Polluted?New Jersey Law JournalJune 6, 1994
    Environmental Justice - When Minorities and Poor Live in Toxic Parts of Town, is it Because of Discriminatory Intent or the Effects of Broader Social Forces? The RecorderFall 1994

    Education

    • Rutgers University (JD, 1983)
    • Princeton University (BA, 1977)

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    • New Jersey State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)
    • American Bar Association [Member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section (Special Committees on Environmental Transactions, Audits and Brownfields, and Solid Waste) and Business Law Section (Special Committees on Negotiated Acquisitions and Environmental Controls)]
    Blogs

    Spill Act Contribution Claims Can Be Filed Prior to DEP Remediation Plan Approval

    Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014
    Under a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, businesses can pursue contribution claims under the Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) prior to the conclusion of the New Jersey...

    EPA Seeks Public Comment On Fracking

    Posted on Wednesday May 21, 2014
    The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) executed an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on May 9, 2014. The ANPR seeks public comment on whether the EPA should co...

    Apple Loses First Round of E-Book Lawsuit

    Posted on Wednesday July 31, 2013
    Last month, a New York federal judge ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail price of e-books in violation of U.S. anti-trust laws.  “Apple seized the moment and brilliantly played its h...

    Will Apple Antitrust Lawsuit Change the Landscape of the E-Book Business?

    Posted on Friday April 27, 2012
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit in New York against Apple Inc. and several leading publishers, alleging that their stifling of retail price competition resulted in consum...

    Education

    • Rutgers University (JD, 1983)
    • Princeton University (BA, 1977)

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    • New Jersey State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section)
    • American Bar Association [Member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section (Special Committees on Environmental Transactions, Audits and Brownfields, and Solid Waste) and Business Law Section (Special Committees on Negotiated Acquisitions and Environmental Controls)]