We have extensive experience in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, regulatory disputes, permitting, and cost-recovery under state and federal environmental laws in New Jersey and New York, including CERCLA, RCRA, ISRA, the Underground Storage Tank Act, Navigation Law, the Spill Compensation and Control Act, the Federal and State Wetlands Acts, TSCA, and the Air Pollution Control Act.

Science and Technology

  • Extensive experience working with experts in environmental issues
  • Synergistic capabilities to understand and address damage to land and facilities and construction on contaminated land


  • Compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Permitting for the redevelopment of Brownfields property
  • Drafting and review of contracts with potential environmental risks
  • Risk-reduction and risk-transfer techniques to avoid or mitigate potential liability exposure

Dispute Resolution

  • Defense and pursuit of cost recovery actions
  • Defense and pursuit of toxic tort actions
  • Negotiation and, if needed, litigation with governmental authorities and private parties
  • Pursuing insurance coverage, indemnification, and contribution
  • Defense of penalty enforcement actions
  • Defense of natural resource damages (NRD) claims

Knowledge of the Law

  • Understanding the complex relationships among federal statutes, state statutes, regulations, and common-law remedies
  • Identifying the law applicable to collateral consequences of environmental claims, such as construction delay damages, loss of use of property, and diminution in value of property
  • Communicating our legal knowledge, insights, and recommendations to our clients promptly and effectively
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Client Alert Clear Expectations: Grasping the Implications of the EPA's First-Ever PFAS Drinking Water Regulations/Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently issued national and legally enforce…

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Client Alert N.J. vs. DOW

In March, on the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed drinking water standa…

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Events PFAS Consumer Fraud

OS Associate Rosemarie Hebner will be a speaker on PFAS Consumer Fraud at the virtual Perrin Confere…

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Events PFAS Litigation in New Jersey

OS Partner Holly Schepisi will be a speaker at a session on “PFAS Litigation in New Jersey &nd…

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Events Renewable Energy Risks

OS Of Counsel Rosemarie Hebner will be a speaker on “Not all Sunshine and Roses—Renewabl…

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Events The Current and Future State of PFAS Forever Chemical Laws

OS Partner Holly Schepisi will be a speaker at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Educati…

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Client Alert The EPA Proposes National Drinking Water Standards for PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced what it proclaimed to be a “bold …

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Events When Green is the New Black

OS Of Counsel Rosemarie Hebner will be a speaker at the Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager A…

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