Professional of the Year - Legal/Environmental Law and Litigation

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Mark A. Chertok

Title: Vice President
Industry: Legal
Type of Organization: Law Firm
Major Product/Service: Environmental law
Expertise: With over 40 years experience and 35 years with the current firm, Mr. Chertok serves as a Senior Partner for environmental law and litigation for regional and state agencies, local governments, school districts, private entities and civic and environmental organizations. He specializes in reviewing environmental impact assessments, waterfront permitting and major infrastructure projects. Mr. Chertok's experience includes EIS counseling and litigation under NEPA and SEQRA, wetlands and water quality permitting under the Clean Water Act, major transportation and other infrastructure projects, air quality and climate change issues under the Clean Air Act, hazardous substances remediation and litigation under CERCLA (Superfund) and the New York State counterpart, remediation under the New York Brownfield Cleanup Program, oil spill remediation under the New York State Navigation law, compliance review of Phase I and II environmental assessments, enforcement, land use and zoning, coastal zone management and historic preservation.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: American Law Institute; Environmental Law Institute; American Bar Association
University/Degree: J.D., Harvard Law School, 1970
Born: June 12, 1945, Boston, Massachusetts
Hobbies/Sports: Hiking, biking, skiing
Honors & Awards: Best Lawyers' 2013 and 2019 New York City "Lawyer of the Year," Environmental Law; Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; New York Metro Area Superlawyer, Environmental Law, 2006-2019
Published Works: Author, Articles, Book Chapters; Lecturer