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Madelaine R. Berg is experienced in the area of environmental law, a practice characterized by notoriously stiff penalties and broadly written regulations that often extend liability for environmental problems to unsuspecting parties. She has represented major manufacturers and real estate entities in negotiations with federal and state environmental regulators and has served on steering committees composed of potentially responsible parties at federal Superfund sites.

Madelaine’s ability to evaluate potential environmental liability has made her an invaluable advisor in negotiations among parties to stock and asset acquisitions, entities such as institutional lenders contemplating investments in real property, and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition to her environmental practice, Madelaine also works  with Stroock’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Group in connection with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements  Act, including determinations of the applicability of the act and the preparation and coordination of the required filings.


Managing Editor, Brooklyn Law Review, 1979-1980

Member, Brooklyn Law Review, 1978-1979

Member, Moot Court Honor Society


  • Author, "Environmental Regulation and Liabilities of Real Estate Investment Trusts," Chapter in Real Estate Investment Trusts (Thomson/West), 2003
  • Author, "The Late Notice Defense to Pollution Coverage," International Legal Strategy, May, 2000

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., cum  laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1980

M.F.A., Brooklyn College, 1975

B.A., cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1973