Cole Schotz P.C.



Marcie R. Horowitz
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201.525.6343 / C: 908.472.6812 / F: 201.678.6343
Legal Practice Assistant: Bridget Cohen
T: 201-525-5109


Marcie R. Horowitz concentrates her practice on brownfields redevelopment and regulatory compliance with federal and state environmental laws. With an advanced degree in geology and extensive experience representing clients throughout the nation on a broad range of environmentally related issues, Marcie counsels clients on the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions and the effective cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater. She 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 range from Fortune Global 500 companies and major residential and commercial developers to small family-owned businesses and individuals facing challenging environmental concerns. She has played a major role in representing clients in a variety of environmental matters, including:

  • Acquisition of a $36 million brownfield site in Newark, New Jersey, with complex environmental and contractual issues;
  • Negotiation of lease terms for a 550,000+ square foot warehouse in Woodbridge, New Jersey, 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 in Indianapolis, Indiana;
  • Counsel to a leading North American cement producer on numerous facility siting, permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues.

Known for her level of personal commitment to her clients, Marcie has the skill, knowledge, and creativity necessary to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities where they arise. She has 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 in South Orange, NJ. 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 now in preparation).  Active in the arts community, Marcie serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra.

Marcie earned her B.A. degree with Highest Honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University and 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 an M.A. degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College.



University of Pennsylvania, J.D., magna cum laude, 1981Bryn Mawr College, M.A., Geology, (National Science Foundation Fellow), 1988Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A., with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

Bar & Court Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1981Indiana, 1991New Jersey, 2001