Cole Schotz P.C.




Our Environmental Law department is vibrant, growing and ideally situated to assist those who buy, sell or conduct business on commercial or industrial property where environmental risks can create significant challenges to business ventures.

Business Lawyers First

We are strategists and tacticians who look at your environmental issues in the context of your business rather than as a singular problem. Where many see roadblocks, we find ways to remove obstacles and keep your business moving forward. We embrace the challenge of finding the smart and cost effective solution that best suits your needs. At times we may even find a way to turn that challenge into an opportunity.

Our team has decades of collective experience practicing environmental law and is adept at navigating regulatory agency and other government body channels.

We are called upon to apply our experience in nearly every facet of the practice including:

  • Corporate and commercial transactions and Brownfield redevelopment
  • Compliance with all federal and state environmental laws, including State transaction triggered laws
  • Maximizing state and federal economic development incentives
  • Cost recovery through third party insurance, including litigation when necessary

The Larger Team

When the circumstance warrants, we have the benefit of turning to other attorneys in our firm who bring their experience and perspectives on real estate and construction matters, corporate law and litigation, bankruptcy and trusts and estates. The result is creative and aggressive problem solving.

Why Cole Schotz?

We define value this way:

  • We are problem solvers. We find efficient alternatives and solutions by challenging orthodoxy. We ask “why?” and “how else?”
  • We create smart teams. We partner with and challenge your environmental consultants and co-counsel to remain focused on your key goals.
  • We are nimble. The size and experience of our team enables us to handle both the fast pace at which business transactions occur and the complexity of the environmental issues to be resolved.
  • We have an international network that we leverage on your behalf.
  • We don’t dabble. We are dedicated to the practice of environmental law. It’s what we know. It’s all we do.



What Are Environmental Lawyers Supposed to Do Now?

As published in: Of Counsel February 2018

What’s Ahead: Hot Environmental Practice Areas Now

As published in: Of Counsel February 2018

Cole Schotz’s Karp elected president of CREW NJ

As published in: InsideCounsel Magazine December 22, 2014

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Thirty-Six Cole Schotz Attorneys

As published in: Best Lawyers August 18, 2014

Chambers USA Recognizes 17 Cole Schotz Attorneys

Seventeen attorneys and four practice areas in three states make prestigious list May 23, 2014


Recent Events

Regulatory, Legislative & Legal Update
July 30, 2014
Six Things NJ Brokers Need to Know about Environmental Law
June 28, 2014
Do's and Don'ts in Real Estate and Environmental Transactions
Attorney Speaking: Jan Alan LewisSeptember 20, 2013


Don’t Let Flood Hazard Standards Jeopardize Your Project

The Chronicle, Southern New Jersey Development Council Summer 2016, Vo. 12

Heather L. Demirjian
April 2016 Newsletter

Cole Schotz News April 2016

"Better Late Than Never" Doesn’t Work for Claims Made Policies

Environmental & Energy Law Monitor February 24, 2016

Gerard M. Giordano
JOIN THE CLUB: EPA Sizing Up Hackensack River for Superfund Listing

Environmental & Energy Law Monitor December 9, 2015

Emily Lamond
Environmental Regulations and Small Business – You Might Be Surprised

The Voice, Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Fall, 2015

Heather L. Demirjian
Licensed to Fill: NJDEP Makes Virgin Material More Attractive for SRP Sites

Environmental & Energy Law Monitor September, 25, 2015