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Pamela D. Marks
201 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4150
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Pamela Marks is Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.’s Baltimore, Maryland regional office. Ms. Marks focuses on advice and litigation concerning water discharges, solid and hazardous waste management, remediation, project development and beneficial reuse issues. She provides counseling on environmental compliance, permitting, regulatory and risk management issues. Ms. Marks has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Ms. Marks’ recent matters have included: litigation and mediation concerning alleged environmental violations and tort claims; waste and water permitting; and multi-media environmental auditing advice; and resolution of state air pollution issues. Ms. Marks also has experience with the overlay of bankruptcy and environmental liabilities. With respect to contaminated properties and brownfields redevelopment, Ms. Marks has assisted potential buyers and current owners with evaluation of hazardous substances, petroleum, and radioactive materials issues under a variety of state and federal remediation programs including CERCLA, RCRA, and FUSRAP. She also has assisted clients with pursuing approvals under Maryland’s voluntary cleanup program.
Ms. Marks’ clients have included governmental entities and businesses in the chemical, power-generation, land development, biosolids, solid waste treatment, glass, petroleum, publishing, and beverage industries, as well as individuals and non-profit organizations.
Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, Ms. Marks served as a Maryland Assistant Attorney General, representing the Maryland Department of the Environment. Her environmental experience spanned counseling, negotiation, and litigation concerning hazardous waste, Superfund, water pollution, oil, sediment, and air pollution programs. In this role, she negotiated multimedia environmental enforcement agreements, conducted joint enforcement with EPA, handled her office's federal facility compliance work, and served as a National Association of Attorneys General representative (along with representatives of DOD and other federal agencies) on an EPA task force to analyze federal facility remediation procedures. She also provided advice regarding proposed State legislation and regulations, and counseling a Governor's Task Force on Brownfields. In 1997, Ms. Marks received the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award.
Ms. Marks served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph H. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Ms. Marks’ is a former Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Council, and former President of the Women's Law Center of Maryland. She has also served on other nonprofit boards.
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CERCLA and Tenants as Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers: New EPA Guidance – Navigating Pitfalls in Obtaining and Maintaining BFPP Status for Tenants (a Strafford Publications webinar) (April 9, 2013)
Water Quality Regulation in the Chesapeake, New Regulatory, Legal and Business Developments; Update on Maryland’s Stormwater Design Requirements (presentations in 2010 and 2011)
Participant in Curriculum Development Workshop for College of Business and Economics, Towson University (2007)
National Brownfields Conference: Monetizing Brownfield Assets and Managing Risk (2006)
Environmental Dimension of Real Estate Transactions; Assessing Environmental Liability and Key Issues (2005 and 2006)
Environmental Due Diligence