Dilworth Paxson has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law, representing diverse groups of clients in environmental litigation and transactional matters. The firm has a long history of successfully representing real estate developers, financial institutions, construction companies, utility companies, and a broad range of businesses and other industries, in multiple contexts involving complex environmental issues.

The firm has been involved in numerous environmental litigation matters, including the defense of private parties in cost recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA and the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. Our attorneys have defended clients against enforcement actions brought by federal and state agencies and have assisted their clients in navigating a wide array of environmental and regulatory programs, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Our environmental lawyers regularly assist and counsel clients with compliance obligations, permitting issues, and responding to information requests. Over the course of multiple decades, our attorneys have also represented through trial insurers in many of the nation’s largest and most complex environmental coverage actions. 

Without limitation, Dilworth Paxson counsels clients concerning federal, state, and local regulations governing pollution control, wetlands, waterfront, and coastal area development, water supply and wastewater management, underground storage tanks, and solid waste and hazardous waste management. The firm has developed particular expertise in representing clients concerning contaminated site remediation, compliance with New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act, and the redevelopment and reuse of Brownfields sites.

Our environmental lawyers also help get deals done. Our environmental attorneys’ extensive experience working with the firm’s corporate lawyers to properly structure and document transactions involving environmental issues enhances client value and minimizes risk. We regularly assist with due diligence inquiries in a variety of business transactions and our relationships with experts in the field are instrumental to the considerable benefit of our clients. Our experience includes drafting complex environmental provisions of merger, loan, purchase and sale agreements, remediation agreements, and prospective purchaser agreements, all designed to clearly address the particular circumstances and understandings of the distinct individual transactions.