Cole Schotz P.C.

 

Environmental Remediation, Permitting and Compliance

OVERVIEW

They may also acquire development sites believing them to be free of contamination, only to discover contamination during demolition, site preparation or excavation. Our Construction Services department has the expertise and experience to help owner-developers manage the environmental risks involved in acquiring development sites, and to assist those who discover contamination on their construction job sites.

We can also assist owner-developers in taking advantage of brownfields and other laws providing economic incentives for development of contaminated properties, and in obtaining permits for development in environmentally sensitive areas. Our services include:

  • Counseling clients who are acquiring real property for construction on how to avoid or minimize liability under environmental laws
  • Coordinating due diligence and environmental site assessments
  • Developing creative ways to close transactions involving contaminated properties
  • Assisting clients with purchase of environmental liability insurance
  • Assisting clients with commercial, industrial and residential development of contaminated properties, taking advantage of recent brownfields laws
  • Obtaining permits to develop in or near freshwater and coastal wetlands, waterfront or coastal areas, streams, flood plains, the Hackensack Meadowlands, the Pinelands and areas subject to riparian claims by the state