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Newark Attorney Brian S. Montag Named To New Jersey State Bar Association Board Of Trustees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Brian S. Montag, a resident of Basking Ridge and an attorney with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Newark, was installed as a Section/Committee Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association at the organizations’ recent annual meeting in Atlantic City.

An NJSBA member for 14 years, Montag will also lead the NJSBA Environmental Law Section as chair in 2004-2005. He served as chair of the section’s Litigation Committee from 1992-1996. He was elected a director of the section in 1996 and elevated to treasurer in 2000. Montag served on a panel at the 2003-2004 General Council to discuss changes to the NJSBA bylaws. He is currently a member of the NJSBA Bylaws and Long-Range Planning committees.

Montag is a past president of both the Morris County Bar Association and Foundation. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Civil Practice from 1993-1996. Montag is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA’s Litigation Section and Environmental Committee.

A frequent lecturer for the Morris County Bar Association, NJSBA and Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Montag has made many presentations on litigation topics and environmental law to groups throughout the state and country. He is a speaker and co-chair of the NJSBA Environmental Forum, which is sponsored by the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association.

Montag has contributed articles to the New Jersey Lawyer; the Corporate Counsel on Environmental Justice, New Jersey Environmental Law Letter; and the Environmental Compliance and Litigation Strategy Reporter.

Montag is a partner with the national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, in Newark, where he serves as co-chair of the New Jersey office’s environmental group. His practice includes federal and state environmental litigation and compliance matters, including enforcement and administrative proceedings. Montag has extensive experience representing clients in matters before numerous state environmental agencies and the United States Environmental Protection agency.

Montag is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals-Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

A graduate of Union College, Montag received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Camden in 1990.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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