TEL: 201.525.6343 / MOBILE: 908.472.6812 / FAX: 201.678.6343 / mhorowitz@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Bridget Cohen  TEL: 201-525-5109 

Marcie R. Horowitz concentrates her practice on brownfield redevelopment and regulatory compliance with federal and state environmental laws. Having earned an advanced degree in geology, Marcie understands the environmental challenges of real estate and other business transactions. She guides her clients to solutions when unforeseen obstacles, such as contaminated soil and groundwater, threaten to interrupt their business objectives. Marcie also has extensive experience in enforcement and regulatory issues related to air pollution control and hazardous waste management, including the negotiation of complex environmental permits and RCRA closure/corrective action issues.

Marcie’s clients span industries and range from Fortune Global 500 companies and major real estate developers to small family-owned businesses and select individuals. She has represented clients in a variety of environmental matters, including:

  • purchase and sale of multi-million dollar brownfield sites with complex environmental and contractual issues
  • negotiation of lease terms for a 550,000+ square-foot warehouse, including review and negotiation of a pollution legal liability policy that was a critical component of the transaction
  • development of risk management strategies for indoor air, pandemic flu, potable water and other issues on behalf of a major multi-national corporation
  • successful defense of a Fortune Global 500 company facing enforcement action under the State of New Jersey’s Air Toxics program
  • negotiation of a cleanup plan for a 200-acre former refinery site
  • counsel to a leading North American cement producer on numerous facility siting, permitting,compliance, and enforcement issues

Marcie is lauded by peers and clients alike for her personal commitment and ability to transform problems into opportunities. Marcie is recognized by Chambers USA for her work in New Jersey environmental law. Client remarks included in the publication note that Marcie “…has an immense knowledge; she understands all the problems, issues and the subject matter really well.” She has also been awarded an AV rating for her professionalism and the quality of her legal work by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

Marcie is a frequent speaker at environmental seminars and workshops, and served as Adjunct Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at Seton Hall University. She is the author of “The Federal-State Relationship under RCRA,” in The RCRA Practice Manual, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (third edition) and is a contributing author of “Environmental Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions,” in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (fourth edition now in preparation). Marcie is an active member of the arts community and is a lifelong choral singer, currently with the Brookdale Concordia Chorale. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra.

Marcie earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Marcie also earned a M.A. degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College and a B.A. from Rutgers University.




University of Pennsylvania, J.D., magna cum laude, 1981

Bryn Mawr College, M.A., Geology, (National Science Foundation Fellow), 1988

Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A., with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

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