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Patrick T. Mottola

Counsel

Patrick serves as counsel in the firm’s Environmental Group. To this role, he brings extensive experience advising industrial, commercial and developer clients on a variety of issues related to Brownfield redevelopment, site remediation, real estate and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and permitting, and resolution of enforcement and litigated matters. Patrick regularly appears before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition to his legal experience, Patrick previously held managerial roles with GE Capital and a national environmental engineering and consulting firm, where he served as a geologist and project manager. At GE Capital, Patrick served as Senior Manager of Environmental Risk, where he assessed, quantified and managed environmental risk in underwriting complex financing transaction for numerous industries.

Patrick has extensive experience as an environmental professional, providing counsel, creative solutions, and management strategies for all types of environmental issues. With extensive background as an environmental lawyer, environmental risk manager and geologist, Patrick evaluates environmental issues holistically by integrating legal, technical, and financial perspectives to serve the business objectives of the client.

Patrick is a founding member of, and served as a three-term Executive Committee Administrator for, the Justice Stewart G. Pollack Environmental American Inn of Court. Patrick also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Charter Oak State College in Connecticut, where he designed and taught a course in environmental law.

Patrick earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. He received his A.B. degree in Geology and Philosophy from Hamilton College.
 

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
  • Hamilton College (A.B. in Geology and Philosophy, 1988)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey