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Co-Chair, Environmental Department. Concentrates in environmental transactional and administrative law, representing developers, property and business owners, landlords/tenants, manufacturers and others. Assists in the evaluation, allocation and avoidance of liabilities under federal and state environmental laws, including New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Spill Compensation and Control Act, the federal CERCLA statute, Underground Storage Tanks (UST) regulations, and the New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. Provides counsel on compliance obligations and risk management options associated with the acquisition, cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties/brownfields. Services include negotiation of environmental provisions in contracts, leases and loan documents, oversight of environmental due diligence in real estate transactions, negotiation with regulatory agencies including EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, guidance on environmental conditions including asbestos, mold, vapor intrusion at commercial properties.


Best Lawyers: Environmental Law practice area

Professional Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association


Contributing Author, Commercial Real Estate Transactions in New Jersey (NJICLE, 4th Ed 2019), Contributing Author, ISRA Compliance: Environmental Issues in Transactions, Brownfield Redevelopment and the Site Remediation Reform Act (NJICLE, 8th Edition 2013)


Georgetown University Law Center (1988), State University of New York at Binghamton (1985)