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  • Nov 05, 2019Bill Beneduce to Speak on Environmental Issues for Business or Real Property Sales

    William J. Beneduce, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be co-presenting “The Basics of Surplus Property Disposition (Get Ready to Sell that Asset)” on the first panel discussion of the day at  9:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, for the 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Buildings & Facilities Management Trade Show & Conference. Marc Hudock, LSRP, of GZA GeoEnvironmental and Andrew Warren of Atlantic Real Estate Services will also be panelists.

    About the Presentation

    The conference for developers, educational facilities, governmental facilities, and property management services, to be held 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the NJ Convention Center in Edison, will cover topics such as energy efficiency, facility maintenance, building comfort, sustainability, carbon emissions, and income stream without risk or capital investment.

    “Environmental law is an ever-changing topic, and it is important for those who are thinking about selling their business or real property to hear. There are many environmental issues that one can run into and, unless one has an experienced environmental attorney by one’s side through the process, the sale can get very messy,” said Beneduce, who will focus his presentation on such potential environmental issues. For more information and to register, visit the MABFM website.

    About Bill Beneduce

    A resident of Randolph, Beneduce focuses his practice on all facets of environmental law, including transactional, compliance, regulation, and litigation, and has handled complex environmental matters for clients in New Jersey, New York, and abroad. He is experienced in navigating his clients through state and federal environmental regulatory schemes, including water and air pollution, urban redevelopment, CERCLA, RCRA, OSHA, New Jersey’s Spill Act, Site Remediation Reform Act, ISRA, and many others. Beneduce also counsels clients on environmental due diligence, Brownfields redevelopment, and cost recovery actions in New Jersey and New York.

    Beneduce’s clients include real estate developers, manufacturers and industrial companies, and lenders. He advises them on environmental laws that address remediation obligations and liabilities, underground storage tanks, hazardous waste and materials, insurance coverage, and permitting. His objective is to facilitate his clients’ compliance with these laws, to resolve their land issues and achieve their intended goals. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to aiding clients in site remediation, allowing clients to complete pending real estate transactions.

    Beneduce is a member of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court and the New Jersey State Bar Association and its Environmental Law Section. A highly-regarded author and speaker on current environmental law, he has been selected for inclusion in the Environmental Law section of New Jersey Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” three times, most recently in 2018.

    Beneduce earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 2003 and his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 2000.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Businesses throughout the nation, and particularly in New Jersey, are subject to a web of federal, state, and local environmental and safety legislation and regulation that is continuously expanding in scope and complexity. The Norris McLaughlin environmental law attorneys who have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in New Jersey, provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area.

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  • Oct 28, 2019Jeff Casaletto to Co-Present Remedial Action Permit Applications and Response Action Outcomes Course

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Remedial Action Permit Applications and Response Action Outcomes: Preparations 10 Years Since the Enactment of SRRA” with Philip I. Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP, Owner and Principal of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC.

    About the Presentation

    Presented by the Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC, the half-day course will be held 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Friday, November 1, at Montclair State University.

    “I am looking forward to presenting this important course with Philip Brilliant. The course will cover the issues, administrative, and technical deficiencies, and addressing these with those responsible for remediation and NJDEP,” said Casaletto.

    The course, designed for LSRPs, environmental professionals, engineers, attorneys, financial institutions, and local regulators, will cover many topics including, soil and groundwater permits issued by NJDEP, the problems raised during the permitting process, and the obligations of all parties involved. Casaletto and Brilliant will work through the permitting process, using case studies and real-life scenarios, while discussing common errors and corrections. There will also be a discussion on remediation funding sources and financial assurance. 3.5 LSRP CECs have been requested. For more information and to register, please click here.

    About Jeff Casaletto

    A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law. He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery. He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters. Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey. While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

    Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton. During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

    Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Businesses throughout the nation, and particularly in New Jersey, are subject to a web of federal, state, and local environmental and safety legislation and regulation that is constantly expanding in scope and complexity. The Norris McLaughlin environmental law attorneys who have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in New Jersey, provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area.

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  • Oct 21, 2019Jeff Casaletto to Co-Present Course for the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Due Diligence in New Jersey” with Chemmie Sokolic of Matrix New World and Benjamin Alter of GZA GeoEnvironmental. Co-sponsored by the firm and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA), the full-day course will be held 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, at 101 Carnegie Center in Princeton.

    About the Presentation

    “I am pleased to once again have the opportunity to present this course alongside my co-presenters, Chemmie Sokolic and Ben Alter. This course will give attendees greater depth of knowledge on when and how environmental due diligence should be performed when acquiring real property,” said Casaletto.

    Environmental risks and liabilities are common in real estate transactions, and participants will learn how environmental due diligence can identify and mitigate them. The course covers the details of performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Preliminary Assessment. Using numerous case studies for illustration, the course will offer due diligence insights, due diligence-related legal nuances commonly encountered during real estate transactions, and a look at the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals. This course is eligible for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical Credits for LSRPs, as well as 8.2 NJ CLE Credits for attorneys. For more information and to register, click here or visit the LSRPA website.

    About Jeff Casaletto

    A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law. He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners. He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery. He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA. He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters. Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey. While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

    Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton. During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

    Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Businesses throughout the nation, and particularly in New Jersey, are subject to a web of federal, state, and local environmental and safety legislation and regulation that is constantly expanding in scope and complexity. The Norris McLaughlin environmental law attorneys who have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in New Jersey, provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area.

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  • Oct 15, 2019LSRPA Due Diligence in New Jersey

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to have Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Member of the firm, instruct “Due Diligence in New Jersey” hosted by NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA).

    Course Description:

    Throughout this full-day class, you will learn about the environmental risks and liabilities that can potentially be associated with real estate transactions; how environmental due diligence can limit and offer protections against those risks and liabilities; and some of the many laws, regulations, standards, and guidance documents from where these due diligence activities are derived.

    You will understand who may need to conduct environmental due diligence, and when it should be performed. You will also learn about the two primary types of environmental assessments in New Jersey — the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I) and the Preliminary Assessment (PA) — the protections they offer, what they include, and what they don’t.

    Due diligence assessment insights will be shared throughout the course, and the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals will be discussed. The class will also present certain due diligence-related legal nuances that are commonly encountered during real estate transactions.

    Numerous case studies will be used throughout the course for illustration purposes.

    8.2 NJ CLE Credits pending.

    When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Registration: 8:30 a.m.
    Program: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    (includes one 45-minute break and two 10-minute breaks)
    Networking Reception: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

    Where: Carnegie Center – The Einstein Room (lower level, near cafeteria)

    101 Carnegie Center
    Princetown, NJ 08540

    For more information and to register, please click here.

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  • Mar 20, 2019Jeffrey Casaletto to Co-Present Course for the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Due Diligence in New Jersey” with Chemmie Sokolic of Whitman and Ben Alter of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Co-sponsored by the firm and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA), the full-day course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Norris McLaughlin’s offices in Bridgewater.

    Environmental risks and liabilities are common occurrences in real estate transactions.  Participants will learn how environmental due diligence can identify and mitigate those risks and liabilities.  The course covers the details of performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Preliminary Assessment.  Using numerous case studies for illustration, the course will offer due diligence insights, due diligence-related legal nuances commonly encountered during real estate transactions, and a look at the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals.  This course is eligible for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical Credits for LSRPs, as well as 8.3 NJ CLE Credits for attorneys.  For more information and to register, click here or visit the LSRPA website.

    A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law.  He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners.  He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives.  Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.  He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA.  He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters.  Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey.  While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

    Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton.  During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

    Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Nov 16, 2016Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Members

    The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to welcome two new Members, James R. Gregory to its Environmental, Real Estate & Land Use, and Litigation Groups and Steven J. Reed to its Business Law and Real Estate & Land Use Groups.  Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., they were members of Gregory & Reed, P.C., which they co-founded in 1995.

    Gregory concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use, and complex commercial litigation.  He has more than 30 years’ experience on issues relating to real property, zoning and environmental statutes, including Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund); Federal and New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Acts (SDWA); New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act; New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and its predecessor ECRA; and the New Jersey Air Pollution Control Act.  He routinely represents both public and private clients in litigation and transactional matters.

    Additionally, Gregory has handled condemnation matters, on behalf of public bodies, negotiation and litigation of permit violations, administrative consent orders, and penalties and insurance coverage matters.  He published in the area of industrial pretreatment standards and lender environmental liability.  He was also appointed to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Task Force on industrial pretreatment of hazardous waste.

    Outside of work, Gregory enjoys running, golf, organic gardening, and brewing.  He was a former member of the Long Valley Recreation Committee and has coached many years in his home town of Long Valley.  Gregory earned his B.A. from Grove City College in 1975 and his J.D. from New York Law School in 1978.

    Reed concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, commercial real estate, and commercial litigation.  He has a long track record of representing clients in commercial matters in New Jersey and New York.  He has counseled businesses through many different stages of development, and drafted documentation for a myriad of business transactions, commercial real estate matters, and financing transactions.  Reed has worked extensively with a large corporation developing contract templates used companywide for all purchases of services and materials.  He has also developed several construction contract templates for a large construction firm in New York.  He has represented parties in the federal courts of New Jersey and New York in separate matters involving futures trading losses, fuel supplies to commercial vessels, and software application development rights.

    Reed serves as pro bono counsel representing victims of domestic violence for the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.  He is a Master in the John C. Liftland American Inn Court and is affiliated with the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey.

    Outside of work, Reed enjoys running races and playing tennis and golf, and is a founder and former trustee of the Chatham Athletic Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization.  He also is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall University for Legal Research and Writing.  He received the Distinguished Service Award from Chatham Chamber of Commerce in 2011 for service to community.  Reed earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from University of South Florida in 1985 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1988.

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