Joshua W. Marnitz advises clients on the environmental and energy regulatory aspects of complex corporate and finance transactions in the energy, infrastructure, and industrial sectors.
Mr. Marnitz combines a sophisticated understanding of the environmental and energy regulatory landscape with extensive transactional experience to provide private equity firms, financial institutions, project developers, and corporate clients strategic guidance on matters involving the:
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund)
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Endangered Species Act
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- National Historic Preservation Act
- Federal Power Act
- Natural Gas Act
- International lender standards, including the International Finance Corporation’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards (IFC Performance Standards) and the Equator Principles
He has more than a decade of experience advising clients with respect to the development and financing of cutting-edge energy and infrastructure projects in the US and around the world, including wind (both onshore and offshore), solar, battery storage, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas projects.
Mr. Marnitz also counsels clients on environmental issues and liabilities that arise in the context of transactional due diligence and helps them develop strategies to mitigate associated risks. In addition, he advises clients regarding compliance with federal and state environmental and energy regulatory laws as they navigate a constantly evolving regulatory landscape.
He maintains an active pro bono practice and currently serves as a member of the Legal Council for the Williams Institute.
Mr. Marnitz is a former member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and Training and Career Enhancement Committee. Before joining Latham, he was a Law Fellow at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC.