Parker McCay has extensive experience in all areas of environmental law, representing a broad range of clients in connection with environmental litigation, regulatory compliance counseling and transactional matters. We are well-versed in the interpretation and application of Federal and State environmental statutes and regulations to meet our client’s complex business needs.
The firm has been engaged in numerous environmental litigation matters, including prosecuting and defending municipalities and private parties in cost recovery and contribution actions under the Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) and the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (“NJ Spill Act”); defending clients against enforcement actions brought by agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“US EPA”) under a wide range of environmental, health and safety statutory and regulatory programs; and representing both insureds and carriers in the context of claims for insurance coverage related to environmental contamination cleanup costs and property damage/bodily injury.
In addition to its strong litigation background and presence, Parker McCay also regularly counsels clients in the complex area of environmental regulatory compliance, including in matters of air pollution control permitting, water allocation, wastewater management, worker and community right to know requirements, underground storage tank system management, permitting under the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program, solid waste and hazardous waste management, recycling rules, noise control and the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act requirements. The firm has also developed specialized skills in handling regulatory issues in the area of contaminated site remediation, including the handling of cases under the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act, counseling clients with matters under NJDEP’s Site Remediation Program, working with the NJDEP’s Technical Requirements Governing Site Remediation regulations, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-1.1 et seq., and assisting municipalities and private developers with the reuse of Brownfields sites.
Under the broad umbrella of transactional experience, the firm has analyzed and managed environmental risk issues in the context of the purchase and sale of real estate, redevelopment and development projects, complex mergers and acquisitions, and bond transactions. In doing so, Parker McCay has provided environmental advice to many parties, including governmental and private buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, trustees, bondholders, municipalities, and governmental improvement and redevelopment authorities. Some of the typical issues covered by the firm’s environmental attorneys during the course of any given transaction are liability for contamination, indemnity arrangements, and disclosure obligations.
- September 6, 2018
In a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit ruled that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection erred in issuing permits for a natural gas compressor station without providing opposing parties with the opportunity to participate in hearings before an administrative law judge.
The Mantua "Route 55 Brownfield Project" was the first project in the country to receive special federal technical assistance for redevelopment planning.
Represented various municipalities and water providers against major oil companies in connection with the presence of MTBE contamination in New Jersey groundwater.
Represented nine municipalities, and served as liaison counsel for a group of 25 municipal/government potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”), defended a complaint filed by the NJDEP against over 200 defendants for landfill cleanup.
- Brownfield Redevelopment in the Highlands – How Your Community Can BenefitMay 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- March 18, 2019
- Parker McCay Attorneys to Present CLEs at NJLM Conference, Nov 13-15November 13 - 15, 2018New Jersey League of Municipalities
- November 8, 2018
- March 13, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.Association of Environmental Authorities
- Heather Demirjian to Speak at NJICLE's Environmental Law ForumJune 25, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- August 13, 2015
- Update: Governor Signs Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act into Law Paving the Way for Stormwater UtilitiesParker McCay Blog, May 3, 2019
- Parker McCay Blog, April 16, 2019
- Parker McCay Blog, October 25, 2018
- Parker McCay Blog, July 29, 2016
- Conducting Environmental Due Diligence in New Jersey: Is Obtaining both a Phase I and a Preliminary Assessment Necessary?Parker McCay Blog, January 29, 2016
- Parker McCay Blog, May 20, 2015
- Parker McCay Blog, February 2, 2015
- Parker McCay Blog, October 5, 2014