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Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich. P.C. Celebrates its 20th Year as a Proven “Super” Force in New Jersey Environmental Legal Practice

Founded in 2000 by Stuart J. Lieberman and Shari M. Blecher, Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich has developed and maintained a reputation as one of the preeminent environmental law firms in New Jersey and the surrounding states. Founding Shareholder, Stuart J. Lieberman has been selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2010 and has successfully argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on multiple occasions during his career. Founding Shareholder, Shari M. Blecher was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s list of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in 2002, and in 2007, was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine; her environmental work became that year’s cover story. Ms. Blecher has also been recognized with the “Super Lawyer” designation each year since 2011. Shareholder Michael G. Sinkevich successfully argued the seminal Spill Act case, Magic Petroleum Corp. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., and has also been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2013. Most recently, Associate Attorney Michael C. Gan was named a 2020 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.

For the past two decades, Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich has focused its practice on the representation of individuals and businesses in areas of environmental law, land use, and related complex litigation. Specifically, the attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich specialize in the following areas: Environmental Litigation, Environmental Cleanup Cost Recovery, Hazardous Site Remediation, Underground Storage Tanks, Toxic Exposure Claims and Tort Actions, Land Use (including planning and zoning), Regulatory Matters (including Environmental Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement), Real Estate and Redevelopment (residential and commercial), Community Association Matters, Municipal Government Entity Representation, and Appeals Court Advocacy.

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich often shares its legal expertise in these areas of environmental law through classes and lectures at the New Jersey Institute of Continued Legal Education (NJICLE). On February 20, 2020, Shareholders Stuart J. Lieberman, Shari M. Blecher and Michael G. Sinkevich will be speaking at a NJICLE event titled “Dark Waters: PFAs and ‘Forever Chemicals’” where, following a showing of the film Dark Waters, they will discuss the challenges of environmental litigation. Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Blecher and Mr. Sinkevich will speak from personal experience as local attorneys for Robert Bilott, the subject of Dark Waters, in a New Jersey lawsuit against DuPont involving pollution from per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFOA and PFOS) substances from its Pennsville plant. For more information about the NJICLE event, click the link below.

https://tcms.njsba.com/personifyebusiness/njicle/CLEPrograms/NJICLEEventsCalendar/MeetingDetails.aspx?productId=52991969

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In the media

  • Gulf Coast Town Center facing foreclosure

    Naples Daily News, September 16, 2015

    Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...

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  • Town liable for private company's leaking underground tanks, court rules

    NJ.com Jul 26, 2017

    CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...

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  • Dark Waters: How a Class Action Catapulted NJ to Forefront of 'Forever Chemicals' Battle

    NJ Law Journal Jan 09, 2020

    As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.

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