New Jersey Environmental Law Attorneys
Environmental disputes can affect businesses, developers and individual homeowners. They can have serious economic consequences for all parties involved. When faced with a complex environmental legal dispute, your rights and future interests may be at stake. At Van Dalen Brower LLC, we take a strategic and comprehensive approach to protect your investments and long-term interests.
Permits, Land Use, Development And Ownership Rights
Our goal is to help you secure the approval you need. Whether you are interested in waterfront development, or you are an individual homeowner or business interested in expanding usage of your property, it is important to work with an experienced team of environmental legal strategists who can protect your rights. Our firm represents clients in cases involving:
- Environmental land use/permitting: We represent clients in diverse disputes involving the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and other State agencies including wetlands cases, storm water runoff approval and cases involving CAFRA (Coastal Areas Facility Review Act).
- Waterfront development: Our attorneys represent individuals and developers interested in building in or along the water. We can help them obtain waterfront development, flood hazard area (stream encroachment) and other land development or usage permits necessary for waterfront properties.
- Underground storage tank cleanups: We are experienced in underground storage clean-ups from leaking underground storage tanks. We handle the process for getting these matters resolved, including insurance matters and steps for preventing potential penalties.
- Eminent domain: We represent clients in condemnation actions and cases involving over-regulation (de facto taking) where people or businesses lose the benefit of their land because of the restrictions placed upon them by the government.
Environmental Penalty Defense
In addition to helping our clients secure permits, we also defend clients in penalty actions taken by the state of New Jersey. We are experienced in cases involving filling, altering or building on wetlands without approval; constructing homes in a coastal area without a CAFRA permit; municipalities penalized for harming an endangered species with their activities; and pollution discharge issues.
Our attorneys will take immediate and strategic action to defend your interests if you are accused of violations and facing penalties. You may face an enforcement action to restore the site or impose a fine. We will represent you in any administrative proceedings and take your case to Appellate Court if necessary.
Extensive Experience In New Jersey Environmental Matters
All of the attorneys at the firm worked for the State in the Attorney General’s office, handling environmental law concerns. Eight years ago we formed a firm to represent the private sector in these matters. We know the personnel, the procedures and everything that the State looks at in terms of environmental law.
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