Brenda Hustis Gotanda Esq. | Partner

Manko Gold Katcher & Fox LLP

Brenda H. Gotanda is a partner with the law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP and leads the firm’s sustainability practice. Brenda has over 25 years of experience representing and counseling clients on environmental and energy matters, including in regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement actions, transactions, site remediation, and project development. She provides strategic guidance to assist clients in achieving goals and managing risk. She has handled complex issues related to the regulation of water, waste, air, and chemical substances for a broad range of clients, including in the manufacturing, energy, real estate, industrial development, telecommunications, transportation, waste management and retail sectors. Her practice includes significant matters involving wastewater and stormwater NPDES permitting and enforcement, TMDL development and implementation, hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling, treatment and disposal, real estate transactions and due diligence, Superfund, spill prevention and emergency response, redevelopment of brownfields and former defense sites, and occupational safety and health. In addition, she has assisted clients on an array of sustainability-related matters, including greenhouse gas emissions evaluation and lifecycle analysis, renewable energy, battery energy storage, energy efficiency, renewable fuels, green building, and green marketing claims. 

Brenda is a Board member and former Chair of the Environmental, Energy & Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for ThinkTech Hawaii. She is a LEED Accredited Professional® (BD+C) and served on the Board of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Brenda founded and led the MGKF Sustainability Directors’ Roundtable and is a co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia. She has served as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as Chair of the Radnor Township Environmental Advisory Council, on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and on the Board of Directors of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia.