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William J. Beneduce

Member | New Jersey/New York

William J. Beneduce focuses his practice on all facets of environmental law, including compliance, regulation, transactional, and litigation.

Bill assists clients involved with complex environmental matters in New Jersey, New York, and abroad. He is experienced in counseling his clients through state and federal environmental regulatory schemes, including site remediation laws, urban redevelopment, CERCLA, RCRA, New Jersey’s Spill Act, ISRA, and OSHA, among many others. He also counsels his clients toward achieving their goals during environmental due diligence, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.

Bill works with a large segment of the business community, including real estate developers, commercial business owners, shopping mall owners, manufacturers, and industrial companies on a daily basis, advising them on environmental laws that relate to the investigation and remediation of contaminated or potentially contaminated properties, underground storage tanks, hazardous waste and materials, insurance coverage, and permitting. Bill facilitates his clients’ compliance with these complex environmental laws so that they may resolve their land issues and achieve their objectives in a cost efficient manner.

A significant portion of Bill’s practice is dedicated to aiding clients in site remediation so that they are able to complete pending real estate transactions.

Bill also applies his regulatory experience working with complex environmental laws to the Cannabis Law Group. He brings a practical and cost effective legal compliance approach and he has a thorough knowledge of current medical and recreational adult-use cannabis law and proposed New Jersey cannabis legislation.

Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Bill was a legal intern at the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic from 2002 to 2003.

Bill has been selected for inclusion in the Environmental Law section of New Jersey Rising Stars.

Bill is an avid motorcyclist and maintains a healthy lifestyle with his stand-up desk in the office.

  • “Site Remediation in New Jersey,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, July 13, 2016
  • “Environmental Due Diligence issues after the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act,” Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association, Risk Management & Loss Prevention Committee, Saddle Brook, NJ, October 16, 2013
  • “Underground Storage Tanks: NJDEP’s Regulatory Training,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • “The Potential Impact of New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act on Licensed Site Remediation Professionals,” Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association, Risk Management & Loss Prevention Committee, East Windsor, NJ, July 11, 2013
  • “Emergency Response and Recovery,” OSHA & New Jersey Industry Communication Alliance (NJICA) Event, PSE&G Training Facility, Edison, NJ, January 18, 2006
  • “Internal Controls,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, May 21, 2004
  • Assisted luxury home builder in obtaining Hoboken lot by lot No Further Action letters from the NJDEP and helped secure over $14 million in brownfield reimbursement funds from the state of New Jersey for remediation costs.
  • Provided advice to designated redeveloper on ISRA compliance and environmental costs associated with condemning several properties in Harrison as part of a massive redevelopment project.
  • Advised national redeveloper through maze of New Jersey environmental law associated with the cleanup and redevelopment of former AlliedSignal/ Honeywell property in Teterboro, New Jersey.
  • Counseled large international client on environmental issues involving the sale of supermarket chain of which legacy dry cleaner contamination required significant remediation work at several New Jersey shopping center locations.
  • Negotiated favorable brownfields reimbursement agreements for a mixed use redeveloper of several lots in Hoboken.
  • Assisted bank client with obtaining a final remediation document to close out an old underground storage tank case with the NJDEP.
  • Provide environmental due diligence advice to national telecommunications client on lease sites.

William J. Beneduce was selected to the 2018 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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