Steven Goldenberg of Fox Rothschild To Receive President’s Award From NJ Chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

September 8, 2009 – Press Releases

Steven S. Goldenberg, partner and co-chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, has been selected to receive a 2009 President’s Award in recognition of his dedication and service to NAIOP New Jersey as a founding member of its Energy Master Plan Task Force.

Founded in 1970, NAIOP New Jersey is a chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate, with 18,000 members on North America, NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. The New Jersey Chapter provides business and networking opportunities, education and professional development programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative and public affairs representation.

Goldenberg was personally selected for this award by Task Force Co-Chairs Ralph Orlando of CMX Engineering and Richard Johnson of Matrix Development as the committee member most deserving of this honor, particularly for his invaluable contributions to the Task Force and participation as a speaker at the NAIOP’s Roundtables Program in January and an Energy Master Plan Seminar in April. Goldenberg will receive the award at the fifth annual President’s Awards Dinner on Nov. 9 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ.

In his practice at Fox Rothschild, Goldenberg focuses on public utility law with a particular emphasis on energy regulatory matters. He represents large end-use customers, marketers of electricity and natural gas and independent power producers in utility rate and merger proceedings and in regulatory matters convened by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) regarding the state’s electric and natural gas industries. Goldenberg is the founder of the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, which is comprised of pharmaceutical companies, major manufacturers and large commercial customers and actively addresses energy issues before the BPU and in Trenton. He is also currently assisting the New Jersey Builders Association in the formation of the Green and Energy Alliance, Inc., that will be comprised of real estate-related businesses and will assist state and federal policy makers in the development of responsible policies pertaining to sustainable building development, energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy and climate change.

Goldenberg is also a registered Governmental Affairs Agent (lobbyist) on behalf of a variety of clients that conduct business in or with the State of New Jersey. His government affairs practice focuses primarily on energy and government procurement issues. He has been involved with significant procurements by the State of New Jersey, including the privatization of the state's automobile inspection system and energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy initiatives.

Goldenberg formerly served as Special Counsel to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy. He was also legal counsel to then–New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey.

Goldenberg received his J.D. in 1980 from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; his Masters in Public Administration in 1976 from New York University; and his B.A. from The State University of New York in 1974.