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Pamela D. Marks

Principal


201 North Charles Street
Suite 2210
Baltimore, MD 21201-4150
Baltimore

Practices
Practices
Education
Education
  • University of Michigan (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1982)
  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1985)
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Bar Admissions & Memberships
  • Maryland
  • District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Pamela Marks leads Beveridge & Diamond's CERCLA/ Brownfields/ Subsurface Contamination Practice Group and previously served as Managing Principal of the Firm's Baltimore, Maryland regional office. Ms. Marks focuses her practice on solid and hazardous waste management, contaminated property remediation, water discharges, chemicals regulation and project development.  She counsels clients on environmental regulatory compliance, permitting, and risk management, and litigates tort claims, contract disputes, and alleged environmental violations on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.  She also has experience with the overlay of bankruptcy and environmental liabilities.

Regarding contaminated properties, Ms. Marks represents clients on hazardous substance and petroleum remediation issues arising under state law, CERCLA, RCRA, and FUSRAP. She also assists real estate buyers and sellers with environmental due diligence, negotiating environmental liability contractual provisions, and identifying and implementing brownfields risk management strategies.  For example, she has helped her clients to assess when and how to pursue state voluntary cleanup programs, and the circumstances under which a purchaser may avail itself of a CERCLA defense for innocent landowners.

Ms. Marks' clients have included governmental entities and businesses in the chemical, power-generation, land development, biosolids, solid waste treatment, petroleum, retail, 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.  She conducted joint enforcement with EPA, led 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 counseled 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.

Ms. Marks was recognized for excellent client service by the International Law Office.

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Roundtable: Curing Insomnia Related to Environmental Concerns at Your Shopping Center Project, International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference (October 2016)

Environmental Liabilities in Transactions: Now That the Deal is Done, Association of Corporate Annual Meeting (October 2016)

Chemical Industry Perspectives on Opportunities and Risks Under the New TSCA: Where and How Can Businesses Engage?, Beveridge & Diamond TSCA Implementation Conference (October 2016) 

How In-house Counsel Deal with Environmental Liabilities Pre- and Post-Transaction in the United States, Association of Corporate Counsel Environmental & Sustainability Committee Webcast (December 2015)

Roundtable: Shopping for Redevelopment Opportunities – Understanding Environmental Issues, International Council of Shopping Centers U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference (October 2015)

State Hazardous Substance Reporting Regulations, Maryland State Bar Association (November 2014)

Transaction Related Environmental Issues”, Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Seminar (February 2014)

Existing Tools for Accessing Federal Data, Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting (December 2013)

CERCLA and Tenants as Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers: New EPA Guidance – Navigating Pitfalls in Obtaining and Maintaining BFPP Status for Tenants, Strafford webinar (April 2013)

Water Quality Regulation in the Chesapeake; Update on Maryland’s Stormwater Design Requirements, Lorman Seminars (2010, 2011, 2012)

Participant in Environmental Management Curriculum Development Workshop for College of Business and Economics, Towson University (2007)

Monetizing Brownfield Assets and Managing Risk, National Brownfields Conference (2006)