Brenda H. Gotanda, Esquire, Earns LEED® AP Accreditation, Expanding Credentialed Team at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP
Philadelphia, PA (June 16, 2009) – Brenda Hustis Gotanda, a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (MGKF), an environmental, energy and land use law firm, has earned the designation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (LEED AP) under the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) professional credentialing program administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Gotanda is one of a limited number of attorneys in Pennsylvania to have achieved this designation. Gotanda, who represents clients developing high performance green buildings, pursued the LEED AP designation in order to better serve clients with the legal issues arising in the green building context. Gotanda joins MGKF in-house technical consultant, Michael Nines, a Pennsylvania-licensed professional engineer, who received his LEED AP accreditation in 2008. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, is a member of the USGBC.