Matthew Cohn

Greensfelder Hemker & Gale

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Greensfelder Hemker & Gale


Matthew Cohn is an environmental attorney with Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in Chicago. He is licensed in Illinois and concentrates his practice in environmental law. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a geologist with an environmental consulting firm. Mr. Cohn has extensive legal experience, including litigating CERCLA (Superfund) cost recovery and contribution cases, RCRA citizen suits, toxic tort cases, enforcement actions brought by federal and state environmental agencies for violations of air, water and waste laws, permit challenges, and insurance coverage disputes. He regularly counsels clients on regulations adopted pursuant to the Clean Air Act (Title V, New Source Review, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and Hazardous Air Pollutants) and the Clean Water Act (NPDES, Pretreatment). Mr. Cohn has managed due diligence projects such as environmental site assessments under the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquires Rule and the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties under state clean-up programs.


Mr. Cohn is a frequent guest speaker and has authored several publications. He is a member of the Illinois and American Bar Associations.  Mr. Cohn frequently plans and contributes to Continuing Legal Education programs. Additionally, he serves as a municipal plan commissioner. Mr. Cohn received his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law. He has a master’s degree in geology from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree, also in geology, from Bucknell University.



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