Our attorneys can guide you through the process of obtaining legal permits and performing due diligence to limit your exposure to litigation. We are also experienced trial lawyers who represent business owners in administrative proceedings and environmental remediation. If your business incurs fines, we seek every avenue of legal remedy, including cost recovery from the manufacturer of the toxic substance and recovery from insurance agencies based on the terms of your coverage.
You benefit from our knowledge of the law and experience with environmental regulations. Our key contacts with industry professionals can help you obtain the permits you need to get your business moving in the right direction. We counsel our clients on the range of federal, state, and local statutes regulating:
- Air emissions from smokestacks
- Discharge to sewers or waterways
- Disposal of hazardous substances
- Solid waste disposal
- Construction on wetlands and coastal shorelines
We represent clients in contested hearings. In many cases, our attorneys are able to negotiate with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to develop agreements that work for both your business and the regulatory agencies. We work with you to develop cooperative solutions that address the threat of litigation and the potential for heavy fines and restrictions. In matters relating to permits, we have been successful in protecting clients against allegations of permit violations.
Federal, state, and local statutes have a significant impact on companies handling toxic substances. There are strict guidelines for activities that could be potentially harmful to the environment. New Jersey licensing regulations can be harsher than federal laws. Our attorneys can help you—whether you need to obtain a permit or defend your business in litigation.
Before you make purchasing and lending decisions, it is vitally important to consult an attorney to perform due diligence. We can inform you of a range of legal and environmental concerns, especially those related to matters including:
- NJDEP and EPA regulations
- Preservation of wetlands, ocean-front properties, and other protected areas
- Condemnation of any portion of the property
- Liens on the property and clearing title
- Pending litigation on adjacent properties