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Connell Foley LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Offers astute environmental regulatory counsel to clients in a variety of sectors across energy, utilities, real estate and chemicals. Further noted for handling complex litigation and administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies. Particularly recognized for managing significant Superfund work in New Jersey.

Strengths

A source says: "They are very accessible, knowledgeable and produce excellent legal product."

Work highlights

Represented Bridgehampton Fire District in a matter in which the plaintiff had sued 19 defendants for water contamination to wells located in the Town of East Hampton.

Notable practitioners

Agnes Antonian is adept at negotiating with government agencies as well as defending companies in contamination and CERCLA claims.
"She is knowledgeable and works to move things forward." "She has both technical skills and legal skills."

Christina Sartorio Ku advises clients on environmental litigation involving CERCLA and the Spill Act.
"Whether a technical or legal question, her response time is amazing; she is a great asset to our company."

Kevin Gardner has a broad commercial litigation practice which includes significant experience managing environmental law claims. He regularly appears in federal and state court on behalf of clients of all sizes.
"He has decades of experience, he knows the law and he knows the judges. He's a strategic thinker who has the expertise to guide us as we move forward through our cases."

Timothy Corriston is recognized for his work on Superfund, Spill Act and mass tort matters.
"He is versatile, he writes well and he establishes good relationships with both the client and the adversary."

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Overview

Companies in the environmental sector face increasingly complex challenges, including evolving regulations, technological advancements and heightened public awareness. Our team brings decades of experience to bear on behalf of clients grappling with regulatory compliance, intricate litigation and transactional due diligence issues, as well as spills and other environmental catastrophes.

Connell Foley's Environmental Law Group is fluent in all federal, state and local environmental regulations. We provide sound advice regarding the Clean Air Act; New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), Brownfields and Contaminated Site Remediation Act and Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Act (HDSRA); and the federal Superfund law (CERCLA). Our lawyers routinely appear before — and negotiate with — major governmental agencies, including OSHA, USEPA, USDOJ, USDOT, NJDEP and NYDEC.

When crisis strikes, we manage risk through effective communications with lead investigative agencies, government organizations, potential claimants, employees and the media, facilitating a comprehensive plan to reduce the client’s litigation exposure. The Group’s strong credentials in specialized fields such as geology and public health contribute to an outstanding track record of successful outcomes. Several professional engineers and a certified industrial hygienist on the team bring additional deep understanding of the risks — and opportunities — that can impact clients’ businesses and reputations.

Members

Antonian, Agnes (Head of Department)

Corriston, Timothy (Head of Department)

Barnett, Steve

Coakley, Kevin J.

Demareski, Craig S.

Dory, Nicole B.

Forrester Jr., Thomas D.

Gardner, Kevin

Iuso, Angela A.

Ku, Christina Sartorio

McAuley, Rick J.

McHenry, Jonathan P.

Musso, Meghan K.

Podvey, Robert L.

Turano, Stephen R.

Urciuoli, Nicholas W.

Industries

Chemical and other manufacturers

Commercial energy producers and marketers

Contractors, architects and engineers

Directors and officers

Financial institutions

Import-export concerns

Insurance companies

Logistics entities, including terminals and warehouses

Mining and milling operations

Oil and gas producers and refiners

Processing facilities

Property landowners

Utilities

Environment

Connell Foley LLP

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Location

56 Livingston Avenue

Roseland

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07068

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New Jersey

Environment


Agnes Antonian
Band 3
Christina Sartorio Ku
Associates to watch
Kevin Gardner
Band 3
Timothy Corriston
Band 3