Barbara J. Koonz: Lawyer with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Barbara J. Koonz

Woodbridge,  NJ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications and Public Utilities
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Services
  • Renewable Energy and Building Green
University Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, B.A., 1983; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985
Law SchoolSeton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, J.D., 1989
Admitted1989, New Jersey; 2007, Pennsylvania; United States District Court, District of New Jersey
BornSummit, New Jersey

Ms. Koonz counsels private and public entities regarding regulatory permitting, regulatory compliance and permitting under federal and state environmental laws. Her focus is advising clients in the acquisition, development and permitting of complex solid waste, industrial and energy projects. Ms Koonz assists clients to minimize environmental liabilities and develop effective permitting and compliance strategies.

In addition to handling traditional aspects of environmental law, Ms. Koonz has developed experience in strategic counseling and enhancing business opportunities through effective relations with regulatory and government entities. She uses her extensive regulatory, business and scientific background to assist private businesses and public entities in developing and implementing more effective transactional and project development programs. She has experience in power plant transactions, climate change law, pipelines, solid waste facility projects and permitting of cogeneration and independent power production projects. Ms. Koonz has broad experience with negotiation of enforcement proceedings and of environmental permit applications with federal, state and local agencies

Ms Koonz has lectured on environmental and climate change law for industry organizations, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She recently co-authored an article entitled: New Jersey's Reaction to Climate Change (New Jersey Law Journal, August 2007).

Ms Koonz received her A.B. in Geology from Franklin and Marshall College in 1983 and her J.D. in 1989 from Seton Hall University School of Law. She completed her post-graduate studies in hydrogeology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. Ms. Koonz is a member of the New Jersey State, Pennsylvania State and American Bar Associations. She served as a member and chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Ethics Committee, Union County Fee Arbitration Division. Ms. Koonz is a member of the US Geological Society; National Brownfield Association and Philadelphia Clean Water Initiative.

Area of Emphasis

Oil, Gas and Energy
Solid Waste Permitting
Clean Air Act
Climate Change
Project Development

Lawyer Publications

•New Jersey's Reaction to Climate Change
•Transforming Site Remediation in New Jersey: Are LSRPs and the NJDEP on the Same Page?

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Office Information

Barbara J. Koonz

90 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 900, Box 10
WoodbridgeNJ 07095


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