Johns Hopkins University, masters courses in environmental engineering

University of Pittsburgh, M.S. (energy resources, concentration in petroleum engineering), 1985

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. (chemical engineering), 1982

Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, Juror-Environmental Policy (2016)

Tri-County Chamber of Commerce (2000-2012)

  • Environmental Education Committee volunteer tutor for 9th grade algebra students (2013-present)

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Darryl has been the senior technical consultant at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP since 1992. He brings more than 30 years of experience and a practical approach to assisting the firm’s clients in solving their environmental problems.  Darryl’s advice routinely saves our clients money by employing cost effective and innovative methods.  Darryl’s background in industry (chemical, petroleum, manufacturing), finance and government provides him with a broad base of knowledge and experiences.  He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering.

Darryl has been involved in several nationally recognized Brownfield redevelopment projects as well as numerous Superfund cleanups.  He routinely assists clients with transactional related due diligence and is particularly skilled at working with our client’s lenders and investors.  Recent projects involve counseling clients on complex sediment remediation issues that also involve aspects of multi-party litigation. Darryl has a special interest in assisting the firm’s attorneys in cost recovery matters.

When not at work, Darryl enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, golfing and coaching CYO volleyball.  

Representative examples of Darryl's experience include the following:

  • guiding the redevelopment of large industrial manufacturing sites and former military bases utilizing state voluntary cleanup programs;
  • coordinating environmental due diligence activities for the acquisition of 19 gasoline service stations;
  • obtaining permits for the beneficial reuse of various waste materials to reduce land disposal costs and allow for sustainable waste solutions
  • providing technical support for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act corrective action efforts at former manufacturing facilities;
  • assisting mediators in making responsible party cost allocation decisions at a multi-party Superfund cleanup;
  • performing oversight of contractors responsible for mold remediation at a condominium conversion project in Philadelphia;
  • assisting insurance experts and legal counsel on a claim for damages due to anthrax contamination at an office building;
  • guiding due diligence efforts for the acquisition of a portfolio of retail stores and large warehouses associated with a major retail chain;
  • assisting an industrial development association to obtain public funding for the investigation and remediation of environmental concerns associated with a 100-year-old industrial complex;
  • overseeing the environmental aspects of a continuing sale/leaseback program for a major retailer; and
  • assisting a residential developer with the acquisition and redevelopment of several former manufacturing properties to the satisfaction of regulatory agencies, lenders, and the corporate sellers.

Darryl has lectured and written on issues of environmental due diligence and site remediation for numerous publications and organizations. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Before joining Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP, Darryl was a senior project manager at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh where he directed the Environmental Risk Management program for Westinghouse Financial Services, Inc. and was a part of the Westinghouse internal auditing team.  He previously worked for the Department of Defense managing Superfund site investigations and cleanups.  Darryl began his career in the chemical and oil and gas industries where he worked as a process engineer for Diamond Shamrock at a chemical manufacturing facility and for Conoco at a natural gas processing plant.

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"In An Ever-Changing Environmental Landscape, Are Liabilities at Brownfield Sites Ever Really Extinguished?" presented at the 2019 NAEP Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 21, 2019

"New Jersey Environmental Update: Regulations, Remediations & Responsibilities" presented by 
MGKF and Roux, Cherry Hill, NJ, November 14, 2018

"Dirty Dirt and Development in Pennsylvania: New Act 2 Standards and Their Impact on Cleanups and the Management of Fill" presented by MGKF in Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2016

MGKF Webinar "New Jersey Remedial Investigations:  New Extended Deadline Explained," February 10, 2014

"Considerations for In-Fill Development Opportunities" for NAREIM October 28, 2013

"Getting the Deal Done: Buying and Selling Contaminated Property" for the Lycoming Law Association's Eat & Earn Series, September 18, 2013

"Practical Considerations of Vapor Intrusion Investigations," presented by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals in Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 2013

"Implementing DEP's Permit Decision Guarantee, " presented by MGKF in Williamsport, PA, November 14, 2012

“Environmental Issues Associated with Real Estate Development in the Marcellus Shale Region,” presented by MGKF in Williamsport, PA, November 3, 2011

"Taking the Mystery Out of Opting-In to NJDEP's LSRP Program," presented by MGKF in Edison, NJ, February 25, 2011

"Taking the Mystery Out of Opting-In to NJDEP's LSRP Program," presented by MGKF in Cherry Hill, NJ, February 15, 2011

“Untangling the Web of LSRP Regulations,” presented by MGKF in Cherry Hill, NJ, December 15, 2009

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