Environmental

Maraziti Falcon, LLP has a prestigious environmental law practice, having represented various types of clients ranging from public entities to sole proprietorships to well-known, international corporations. The attorneys at Maraziti Falcon, LLP are well-versed in all environmental laws relating to liability for cleanups and cost recovery; business and real estate transactions; land use and redevelopment; and conducting site remediation in the State of New Jersey, including the recently implemented Site Remediation Reform Act and Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program (LSRP).

The firm’s attorneys have guided clients through matters involving:

  • Freshwater wetlands, flood hazard, and Highlands;
  • Condemnation and the set-aside for remediation funds pursuant to the Suydam methodology;
  • Obtaining remediation financing from federal agencies, state agencies and private lenders;
  • Water quality, sewer service, infrastructure and wastewater management;
  • Brownfields redevelopment;
  • Achieving administrative closure for underground storage tank removals;
  • Pursuing cost-effective remediation methods by working effectively with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs);
  • Coordinating remedial action plans on behalf of large, privately-owned, and regulated businesses including solid waste management and recycling facilities;
  • Utilizing engineering and institutional controls and preparing and recording the appropriate deed notices; and
  • Compliance with site investigation and remediation requirements, including mandatory and regulatory timeframes.

One of the larger redevelopment projects with significant environmental implications in which the firm was recently involved is the iPORT 440 International Business Center in Perth Amboy. The firm represented the Pert Amboy Redevelopment Agency and in that capacity, negotiated and prepared a redevelopment agreement to provide office, retail, technology/flex warehousing, a waterfront greenway and certain recreational property for public use and enjoyment. This brownfield site is listed on the New Jersey Portfield Site List for development for light manufacturing to serve the Port area. The $178,000,000 project, backed by Goldman Sachs, involved complex environmental cleanup and long-term liability issues related to the operation and maintenance of engineering and institutional controls which comprised the permanent remedy, as well as the renewal and funding of the requisite Remedial Action Permits and Remediation Financial Assurance, respectively.