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.

Gov. Christie Signs Remedial Investigation Extension Legislation

On January 21, 2014, Governor Christie signed into law A-4543, which extends the statutory deadline for completing the remedial investigation of properties.  The new legislation was passed in substantially the same form as was earlier reported on this blog and authorizes a two year extension of the May 7, 2014 deadline.Significantly, in order to qualify for the extension, all oversight costs must be paid, as well as remediation fees and remediation funding source surcharges paid.  If a responsible party (or the site) was not previously required to establish a remediation funding source, then a remediation trust fund must be established.…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.

Contact Todd M. Hooker, Esq.