Brenda H. Gotanda, Esq. practices law long distance as a partner with the environmental and energy law firm of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP near Philadelphia. She leads the firm’s Sustainability practice group and is a LEED Accredited Professional® (BD+C). Brenda has over 20 years of experience counseling and representing business clients in environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, transactions, permitting, and enforcement matters. Her clients represent a range of sectors including manufacturing, municipal, industrial, real estate, retail, railroad, academia, energy and power, wastewater treatment, redevelopment, construction, and waste management. Before she left Pennsylvania to relocate to Hawaii with her family, she was very active in professional and community activities. Brenda is currently a Co‐Program Director for Environment, Energy and Resources Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.