Environmental and Land Use

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Frances B. Stella, Chair

Environmental regulations have an impact on all aspects of property ownership and development.

New Jersey is considered one of the most demanding jurisdictions in environmental regulatory controls. Brach Eichler’s Environmental and Land Use Practice advises clients on all aspects of environmental law, assisting companies across a wide range of industries with challenging environmental, land use, and natural resource concerns as well as in civil and criminal prosecution. Our attorneys have experience in virtually all aspects of environmental practice, including all transactional and litigation services, so we can help our clients navigate federal, state and local regulations and resolve disputes, in order to allow them to pursue their business objectives. We help assess and then minimize environmental risks in acquiring properties, maintaining operations, and also provide solutions for cost-effective site remediation.

Environmental Compliance Site Remediation

Environmental regulations are constantly changing. At Brach Eichler, we counsel our clients to be proactive in managing environmental issues as part of their business strategies. This includes:

Litigation, Civil, and Criminal Enforcement and Toxic Tort Law

Our attorneys have trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, including:

Due Diligence

Land Development, Planning and Zoning

Our land use attorneys represent owners and developers of real estate in all phases of the approval and entitlement process, including securing zoning changes; obtaining site plan, subdivision, and variance approvals; and resolving land use, code, and regulatory compliance issues. We also provide counsel on affordable housing and land preservation matters.

Our Promise

At Brach Eichler, we are committed to a dynamic and meaningful partnership with our clients. We move forward with a shared vision, one that is carefully crafted and thoughtfully and practically implemented. Together, we achieve success.

Notable Matters

  • Defending the property owner and property manager of buildings surrounding Ground Zero arising from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks
  • Serving as common counsel for PRP Groups at Superfund sites in Fairfield, NJ and Puerto Rico
  • Defending the property owner of a former school against vapor intrusion toxic tort claim
  • Litigating to establish the liability of a prior site operator that had contaminated a client’s property over 40 years earlier
  • Handling EPA enforcement action for UST compliance issues
  • Handling negotiations to resolve a Title V Air Permitting enforcement action against an oil company
  • Defending a former tenant, which historically conducted manufacturing operations at the landlord’s property, to defeat the former landlord’s efforts to secure an NJDEP re-opener of a No Further Action determination in order to assert New Jersey Spill Act claims

Insights

Blog

Environmental & Land Use Blog  December 18, 2019
Environmental & Land Use Blog  November 27, 2019
Environmental & Land Use Blog  September 17, 2019
Environmental & Land Use Blog  April 17, 2019
Environmental & Land Use Blog  April 4, 2019
Environmental & Land Use Blog  December 26, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  December 21, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  December 12, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  August 17, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  May 25, 2018
Environmental & Land Use, Healthcare Law Blog  April 13, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  March 9, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  January 18, 2018
Environmental & Land Use Blog  December 27, 2017
Environmental & Land Use Blog  November 20, 2017
Environmental & Land Use Blog  September 22, 2017
Environmental & Land Use Blog  September 21, 2017
Environmental & Land Use Blog  June 21, 2017