Gerard M. Giordano is special counsel in the firm's Environmental Department. His practice includes counseling clients with regard to federal and state environmental regulations, compliance programs, corporate health and safety issues, as well as real estate and commercial transactions. He is also involved in litigating complex environmental cost recovery and insurance matters.
Since joining the firm in 1992, Gerard's notable matters have included participating in:
- Providing a defense to an international steel distributor against bodily injury and property damage claims arising from alleged environmental contamination, with the claims being dismissed;
- Cost recovery suits on behalf of car dealers, developers, shopping center owners, manufacturers, retailers and landlords against other responsible parties and insurance companies in which the firm was successful in obtaining significant reimbursement of the client’s cleanup costs; and
- Obtaining insurance coverage for a variety of clients for the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination.
Gerard has also represented a number of clients in OSHA-related matters.
A member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and American Bar Association, he has written a number of published articles regarding environmental and OSHA law.
Gerard earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado and B.S. from Rutgers University.
Prior to law school, Gerard worked for the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration as an industrial hygiene compliance officer.
EducationSeton Hall University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1988; Seton Hall Law Review, Notes and Comments EditorUniversity of Colorado, M.P.A., 1983Rutgers University, B.S., 1974
Bar & Court AdmissionsNew Jersey, 1988U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
As published in: Fencepost Magazine January/February 2018
Environmental Considerations & Bankruptcy: Hot topics for Landlords, Tenants, Secured Lenders, and Equipment Lessors CLE Presentation at Cole Schotz New Jersey OfficeAttorneys Speaking: Gerard M. Giordano and Catherine E. BostockJanuary 17, 2019
The Environmental Checklist: Liabilities in Business & Real Estate Transactions, West LegalEdcenter CLE, Cole Schotz, Hackensack, NJAttorneys Speaking: Richard J. Ericsson, Catherine E. Bostock and Gerard M. GiordanoMay 15, 2013
OSHA: Builders Association SeminarAttorney Speaking: Gerard M. GiordanoFebruary 22, 2012
Environmental Law May 6, 2020Gerard M. Giordano and Jullee Kim
Environmental Law October 23, 2018Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental Law July 17, 2018Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor February 24, 2016Gerard M. Giordano
It’s Not Their Fault: New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Nuisance and Trespass Claims in Environmental Context
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor September 16, 2015Gerard M. Giordano
Real Estate & Construction Law Monitor February 2, 2015Gerard M. Giordano and Carl A. Rizzo
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor October 1, 2014Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor August 20, 2014Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor January 6, 2014Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor October 23rd, 2013Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor September 27, 2013Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor June 18th, 2013Gerard M. Giordano
OSHA Requires Immediate Action by Certain Employers to Meet the February 1, 2013 Recordkeeping Deadline
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor January 31, 2013Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor October 4 2012Gerard M. Giordano
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor July 30, 2012Gerard M. Giordano
Cleaning & Restoration March 2009Gerard M. Giordano
Cleaning & Restoration September 2007Gerard M. Giordano
A Cole Schotz Publication March 1, 2007
New Jersey Law Journal Reconstructing insurance coverage, while difficult, can be invaluable June 26, 2006
Cleaning & Restoration August 2005
New Jersey Lawyer CERCLA contribution at issue March 21, 2005
Environmental & Energy Law Monitor February 9, 2012
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