Kenneth J. Hollenbeck is a member and former Chair of the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Law Group and a member of its Business 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 five 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.