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Environmental

The firm's attorneys have considerable experience providing environmental counseling and litigation services to a diverse client base. We regularly offer a full range of environmental services to corporations and businesses, including environmental compliance counseling (advising manufacturers and other business operations on how to comply with statutes and regulations) and advising on environmental issues relating to real estate and business transfers, including compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA).

The firm's attorneys in this practice have represented diverse clients, including major insurance and reinsurance companies. We have represented parties in complex multi-party litigation involving hazardous material exposure and property damage claims, as well as in matters concerning a variety of legal issues and statutes, including CERCLA/SARA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act and New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, among others. Our attorneys have similarly represented insurance and reinsurance companies in litigation in defense of claims for insurance coverage. Other litigation matters have involved the defense of clients in enforcement actions brought by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies for the alleged violation of environmental laws, regulations and permits.

Our attorneys have also assisted clients with regard to permitting, addressing all manner of environmental issues related to real estate development and management, including wetlands and soil and groundwater remediation projects. And, due to our ability to involve attorneys knowledgeable in the disciplines of environmental and business law, we are able to provide cost-effective legal assistance to clients involved in a variety of related business transactions, including stock transfers.

The breadth of knowledge and experience of our attorneys has enabled us to provide our clients with professional environmental legal services with an aggressive and inventive approach. As a result, the firm has been in the forefront of the law with regard to environmental insurance coverage, hazardous exposure (toxic tort) and insurance allocation as articulated by the New Jersey Supreme Court in its decision: Owens-Illinois v. United Insurance, 138 N.J. 437 (1994). The shareholders of the firm regularly lecture and produce published works on these topics.

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For more information, please contact:

David J. Novack
dnovack@buddlarner.com
973-315-4411