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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Environment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A highly esteemed group experienced in representing before state and federal courts, as well as various state and local agencies. Areas of expertise include the remediation and redevelopment of Superfund sites and brownfield properties, and multiparty cost recovery litigation. The firm has considerable expertise in the environmental aspects of commercial and real estate transactions. Also has experience advising on energy sector concerns.

Strengths

One client says: "A regionally diversified law firm able to serve a multitude of client needs."

A source adds: "A very well-rounded firm with a very strong environmental practice. The firm handles every aspect of regulation, litigation and transactional work."

A source notes: "They are politically savvy and well connected; one of the top firms in New Jersey."

Work highlights

Advises Public Service Enterprise Group as environmental counsel in connection with a host of administrative and regulatory matters. Recent matters include the defense of a challenge to affiliate PSEG Nuclear's NJPDES permit for its Salem Nuclear Generating Station.

Notable practitioners

Dennis Toft 's practice encompasses advising on environmental due diligence for transactions, handling permitting and enforcement proceedings and managing environmental litigation. He is particularly knowledgeable of natural resource damages policy.
"He is very sharp and understands the nuances and intricacies of things in New Jersey." "He comes up with very creative ways of dealing with problems." "He is a tremendous regulatory lawyer."

Diana Buongiorno is a well-respected litigator who advises clients on regulatory compliance, permitting and toxic tort and product liability laws.

John McKinney has significant experience in the space, advising clients on a range of issues notably including Superfund matters. He also manages RCRA and Spill Act concerns.
"He's good to deal with and he knows everything."

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New Jersey

Environment


Dennis M Toft
Band 1
Diana Buongiorno
Band 3
John A McKinney Jr
Senior Statespeople