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Environmental Law and Real Property

Environmental law is a practice area requiring the expertise and experience of a firm like Laddey, Clark & Ryan.

Our attorneys have substantial experience addressing a broad range of environmental issues arising under both state and federal law. Our lawyers possess extensive experience addressing the full array of legal and technical issues associated with all manner of environmental claims, including:

  • Contaminated properties and complex environmental cleanups under CERCLA and New Jersey’s Spill Act, Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA)
  • Wetlands permitting and violations,
  • Clean Air Act violations,
  • RCRA compliance and violations, and
  • Clean Water Act and NJPDES permitting and violations.

Our experience has allowed us to develop innovative and effective strategies to assist our clients and guide them through the myriad of local, state and federal requirements when complying with these complex and ever changing environmental laws and regulations.

Six-Year Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Claims by Private Parties for Contribution Under the Spill Act

Six-Year Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply to Claims by Private Parties for Contribution Under the Spill Act

Jan. 26, 2015, Morristown, NJ - On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed the Appellate Division’s decision in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil, which had imposed the general six-year statute of limitations for injury to real property on private party claims for contribution under the Spill Compensation & Control Act (“Spill Act”). (The Morristown Assoc. decision was previously discussed here). In reversing the lower court, and holding that there is no statute of limitations defense to private party Spill Act claims, the Supreme Court focused on the intent of the Spill Act as expressed through its legislative…read more →

Todd-Hooker-2012-258Todd M. Hooker, Esq., Environmental Litigation Attorney

Todd M. Hooker is a Partner at the law firm Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP.  His practice focuses on environment litigation, working with businesses to navigate complex commercial, environmental, and regulatory challenges.  Mr. Hooker has served as a Vice Chair of the Environmental Litigation and Toxic Tort Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Energy, Environment, and Resources, and has served as a visiting lecturer at the Rutgers University School of Law, teaching a seminar on Toxic Torts.  He has also been a speaker and panelist on matters relating to toxic tort, environmental and occupational safety and health law. Mr. Hooker has had legal articles published in the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey Business Magazine, Commerce Magazine, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and in The Environmental Compliance & Litigation Strategist, in addition to articles published by the American Bar Association.

Todd brings a practical and results oriented approach to his practice that includes helping clients avoid problems before they arise so that they can focus on their primary business objectives.

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