Big Chance Lawyers Took is Paying Off

February 15, 2009
by Chris Mondics
The Philadelphia Inquirer

When Joe Manko and several colleagues headed for the door of their Center City law firm 20 years ago, they were taking a big chance.

Their practice area, environmental law, was new and untested. What's more, they depended on referrals from their old employer. Turns out, creating a new firm was a smart move.

Their clients followed them, and the firm, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, L.L.P., found new ones. The firm has grown from eight to 28 lawyers, and two engineers who provide technical advice on complex environmental issues.

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