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New York & New Jersey Environmental Litigation

The environmental attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich are skilled negotiators who deal regularly with insurance carriers, potentially responsible parties, regulators and other stakeholders to achieve swift and cost-effective results for our clients. Where amicable resolutions are not forthcoming, our team of environmental litigators stand ready to prosecute or defend claims on behalf of our clients before administrative, state or federal courts. Our attorneys serve as lead counsel in trials, court hearings on injunctions, administrative hearings, and appeals involving contaminated land, air and water, solid and hazardous waste and other issues.

The breadth of Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich’s environmental practice enables our attorneys to litigate virtually any type of environmental dispute.  The environmental litigators at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich prosecute environmental cost recovery actions, negligent site remediation claims, toxic exposure claims and tort actions, and environmental coverage actions against insurance companies, just to name a few. Our attorneys also defend government enforcement actions, natural resource damage claims, and environmental cost recovery and contribution claims, among others.

Where Law and Science Meet, Our Litigators Excel

Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich’s complex environmental litigation practice keeps our attorneys at the forefront of where the legal meets the scientific: our attorneys know the science and routinely handle the examination of scientific and medical experts in disciplines relating to environmental law. And, our litigation capabilities match those of firms many times our size. The attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich are masters of litigation strategy, discovery, motion practice, and trial preparation. Our environmental litigators utilize the best in litigation technology and liaise with consultants and experts to build winning litigation teams.

Making Environmental Law in New York & New Jersey

Our attorneys’ success in the courtroom is matched by their strong experience and results at the appellate level. In order to protect a favorable verdict, or to seek further judicial review, our attorneys defend and pursue appeals to the highest levels of the judiciary. Our seasoned appellate litigators include attorneys who have clerked for and argued before state and federal appellate courts. The attorneys at Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich do not just practice environmental law; they make environmental law.

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Recent Blog Posts

Environmental remediation timeframes extended again in February 2021 due to COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, keeping up with deadlines and time frames has been a difficult task for many. The State of New Jersey as well as the New
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Environmental remediation timeframes extended again in February 2021 due to COVID-19

New Jersey Courts Make it Easier for Commercial Landlords to Change the Locks and for Lenders to Foreclose

The COVID pandemic began in March of 2020 and placed many individuals, businesses and mortgage lenders in circumstances which seemingly only ever existed in their wildest dreams. Among those impacted
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New Jersey Courts Make it Easier for Commercial Landlords to Change the Locks and for Lenders to Foreclose

Changes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessment standards may change federal environmental due diligence requirements.

At both the state and federal levels, purchasers of commercial property are required to perform certain environmental investigations in order to shield themselves from liability for contamination found after the
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Changes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessment standards may change federal environmental due diligence requirements.

Appeals Court Critical of Law Firm’s “Scorched Earth” Collected Tactics in Landlord Tenant Case

Law firms hired by landlords in collection actions against tenants can be liable to pay the tenant both statutory penalties and attorneys fees if they use improper collection practices. That’s
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Appeals Court Critical of Law Firm’s “Scorched Earth” Collected Tactics in Landlord Tenant Case

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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