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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.

Ninth Circuit Holds CERCLA Liability Allocation to Non-Settling Party Determined in Court’s Discretion

Ninth Circuit Holds CERCLA Liability Allocation to Non-Settling Party Determined in Court’s Discretion

On April 2, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has joined the First Circuit and declined to follow the reasoning of the Seventh Circuit in deciding how liability is to be allocated to a non-settling defendant in a CERCLA contribution action, following settlements between private parties. AmeriPride Services Inc. v. Texas Eastern Overseas Inc., arises out of the contamination of the soil and groundwater in an industrial area of Sacramento, California. Perchloroethylene (PCE), a designated “hazardous substance” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was released as a result of an industrial dry cleaning and laundry…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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