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Mark R. Sussman Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Hartford
Email: msussman@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6034
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
  • Tufts University (B.S. in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, 1974)

Mark R. Sussman


Mark Sussman is chair of the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He counsels clients on all aspects of environmental law with particular emphasis on air and water pollution, waste management, Brownfields remediation, chemical regulation, and water supply issues.

A substantial part of Mark’s practice involves advising clients on site remediation issues and Brownfields redevelopment. This work includes serving as outside environmental counsel in connection with the remediation and redevelopment of the former Remington Park manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a 422 acre industrial site subject to a RCRA corrective action order. Mark also successfully led a team which obtained only the second final cleanup approval ever issued by Connecticut for a RCRA-permitted site.

Mark has extensive experience in representing energy companies on environmental matters. He served as lead environmental counsel in the development and permitting of a variety of power plants, including: Connecticut’s largest merchant power plant - a 792 megawatt, gas-fired combustion turbine project; a 180 megawatt circulating fluidized bed coal cogeneration plant; four waste-to-energy plants; modifications to Connecticut’s largest coal electric generating station; and a number of other smaller power plants.

Mark’s practice also includes the representation of renewable energy companies. He has represented solar project and anaerobic digestion project developers. Representative projects include the acquisition and development of 6 megawatts of solar projects in North Carolina and the development of a food waste and sludge renewable energy project in Connecticut.

Prior to entering private practice, Mark served in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department as a trial attorney and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a water quality engineer. In addition to his administrative and environmental counseling practice, Mark participates in and supervises environmental litigation matters.

Publications

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Chair (1984-1987)
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) Environmental Policies Council; Air Management Task Force, Chair (1999-2005); Steering Committee, Member (1999-present)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environmental Policies Council, member of Steering Committee and Chair of Air Pollution Task Force (1998-2008)

 

                                           

  • Fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Listed as top tier 1 environment lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Environmental Law in 2015 and 2010 and in the area of Litigation – Environmental in 2014 and 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental since 1993 and Litigation - Environmental since 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources and Environmental Litigation from 2006-2015 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Environmental Law
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Land and Natural Resources Division, 1977-1981

Overview

Mark Sussman is chair of the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He counsels clients on all aspects of environmental law with particular emphasis on air and water pollution, waste management, Brownfields remediation, chemical regulation, and water supply issues.

A substantial part of Mark’s practice involves advising clients on site remediation issues and Brownfields redevelopment. This work includes serving as outside environmental counsel in connection with the remediation and redevelopment of the former Remington Park manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, a 422 acre industrial site subject to a RCRA corrective action order. Mark also successfully led a team which obtained only the second final cleanup approval ever issued by Connecticut for a RCRA-permitted site.

Mark has extensive experience in representing energy companies on environmental matters. He served as lead environmental counsel in the development and permitting of a variety of power plants, including: Connecticut’s largest merchant power plant - a 792 megawatt, gas-fired combustion turbine project; a 180 megawatt circulating fluidized bed coal cogeneration plant; four waste-to-energy plants; modifications to Connecticut’s largest coal electric generating station; and a number of other smaller power plants.

Mark’s practice also includes the representation of renewable energy companies. He has represented solar project and anaerobic digestion project developers. Representative projects include the acquisition and development of 6 megawatts of solar projects in North Carolina and the development of a food waste and sludge renewable energy project in Connecticut.

Prior to entering private practice, Mark served in the Land and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department as a trial attorney and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a water quality engineer. In addition to his administrative and environmental counseling practice, Mark participates in and supervises environmental litigation matters.

Publications

Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Chair (1984-1987)
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) Environmental Policies Council; Air Management Task Force, Chair (1999-2005); Steering Committee, Member (1999-present)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Environmental Policies Council, member of Steering Committee and Chair of Air Pollution Task Force (1998-2008)

 

Recognition

                                           

  • Fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers
  • Listed as top tier 1 environment lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Environmental Law in 2015 and 2010 and in the area of Litigation – Environmental in 2014 and 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental since 1993 and Litigation - Environmental since 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources and Environmental Litigation from 2006-2015 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Environmental Law
Prior Experience
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Land and Natural Resources Division, 1977-1981

Bar & Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
  • Tufts University (B.S. in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, 1974)
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