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John G. Koch is a member of the Environmental Law and Litigation Departments at Flaster/Greenberg.


Mr. Koch concentrates his practice in environmental law, including hazardous waste litigation, government enforcement actions, buying and selling industrial or contaminated property, environmental due diligence and assisting clients in complying with state and federal environmental laws and regulations. A substantial aspect of Mr. Koch’s practice involves insurance coverage litigation on behalf of policyholders seeking insurance for various types of claims, including coverage for remediating contaminated industrial property, general third party liability, business interruption and property claims. Mr. Koch also assists clients with business and shareholder disputes, in addition to commercial litigation.


Mr. Koch is accredited as a LEED® Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute, the credentialing organization allied with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and assists clients with contract negotiations involving LEED projects and buildings. As a member of Flaster/Greenberg’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Group, he also represents clients engaged in or considering business ventures in emerging green energy fields such as solar, wind, geothermal, cogeneration, biofuels and biomass.


Mr. Koch has lectured on issues such as joint and several liability under CERCLA, natural resource damages, regulating nano-technology, brownfield development, renewable energy development and contract indemnity clauses.


Mr. Koch has clerked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel, in both Region II (New York, NY) and Region III (Philadelphia, PA). There he assisted Regional Counsel with CERCLA enforcement and litigation. He also clerked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, Southeast Region Office.


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Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 60%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%

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Weisbrod Matteis & Copley, PLLC

1650 Market Street
Suite 3600, One Liberty Place
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
New Jersey "Rising Star"Thomson Reuters, publishers of New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2013
LEED(R) Green AssociateGreen Building Certification Institute - the credentialing organization allied with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal ExternU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel - Region I2005 - 2005
AssociateLocks Law Firm, PLLC2005 - 2007
Legal InternU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Regional Counsel - Region II2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of CourtChair, Membership CommitteeN/A
Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of CourtMember, Executive CommitteeN/A
Delaware Valley Green Building CouncilMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dalton, et al. v. Shanna Lynn Corporation, et al. (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Apr. 19, 2012)Complete upholding of summary judgment dismissing all claims seeking to compel the client’s fuel distribution company to remediate the plaintiffs’ contaminated property.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Flaster/Greenberg - Legal AlertPhiladelphia Commercial Buildings Over 50,000 Square Feet Subject to Upcoming Reporting Deadlines under New Energy and Water Use Benchmarking Ordinance2013
Flaster/Greenberg - Legal AlertRemedial Priority Scoring System Goes Live in December2012
Villanova Environmental Law Journal, vol. 16, no. 309Congress, Cave Bugs, Courts and the Commerce Clause: Did the Fifth Circuit Figure Out How to Regulate Intrastate Activity Under the Endangered Species Act?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJ.D.2005
James Madison UniversityPhilosophyB.A.2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Atlantic Builders ConventionGovernment Incentives for the Development of Solar and Other Forms of Renewable Energy2010
New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Environmental Law Section Program"New Developments in Environmental Litigation"2008