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  • William Sullivan concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use law, redevelopment law and renewable energy law. Mr. Sullivan’s practice includes the representation of clients with respect to a wide variety of land use and redevelopment projects, energy infrastructure projects, environmental permitting and compliance, site remediation, and related litigation. He has represented private developers on significant development and redevelopment projects throughout northern New Jersey, in communities such as Hackensack, Ridgefield, Teterboro, Harrison, Kearny, Newark and the Oranges.

    Biography

    William Sullivan concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use law, redevelopment law and renewable energy law. Mr. Sullivan’s practice includes the representation of clients with respect to a wide variety of land use and redevelopment projects, energy infrastructure projects, environmental permitting and compliance, site remediation, and related litigation. He has represented private developers on significant development and redevelopment projects throughout northern New Jersey, in communities such as Hackensack, Ridgefield, Teterboro, Harrison, Kearny, Newark and the Oranges. For example, he served as the primary permitting counsel for a $1 billion regional, private energy transmission project in Bergen and Hudson Counties, and he served as the land use and permitting counsel for the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.

    He represents both public and private entities in regard to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including advice on State and federal funding opportunities and other financial incentives, contracting for efficiency and renewable projects, and regulatory approvals related to these projects.

    Mr. Sullivan’s litigation experience includes cases related to land use development, contaminated site remediation and environmental and commercial insurance coverage disputes.

    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law (JD, 1985)
    • Washington University (BA, magna cum laude, 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    New Jersey State Bar Association (Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section; Land Use Law Section)

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    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law (JD, 1985)
    • Washington University (BA, magna cum laude, 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    New Jersey State Bar Association (Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section; Land Use Law Section)

    Publications
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    It's Time to take a Close Look at Energy Efficiency and Solar Installations Meadowlands USA Magazine2010

    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law (JD, 1985)
    • Washington University (BA, magna cum laude, 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    New Jersey State Bar Association (Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section; Land Use Law Section)

    Blogs

    Gov. Christie Signs NJDEP Waterfront Access Bill

    Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

    New Jersey Chris Christie recently signed legislation that authorizes the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to require public access to waterfront and adjacent shoreline as a condition of waterfront development approvals and permits issued pursuant to the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) and other applicable laws. The legislation was proposed in direct […]

    The post Gov. Christie Signs NJDEP Waterfront Access Bill appeared first on scarincilawyer.com.

    NJ Appeals Court Invalidates DEP’s Public Access Rules

    Posted on Tuesday January 12, 2016

    The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has again invalidated the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Public Access Rules, holding that  the agency has no authority over public access to beaches and other tidal waterways. An appeals court previously thwarted the DEP’s prior attempt at rule-making on this issue in 2008. […]

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    NJ District Court Dismisses Property Tax Claim Tied to Paulsboro Train Derailment

    Posted on Tuesday June 16, 2015

    A New Jersey district judge recently dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by the Borough of Paulsboro in the wake of a 2012 train derailment and subsequent chemical spill. The federal court held, on a motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(b) (6), that the borough had failed to plead facts sufficient to establish a plausible […]

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    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”

    Posted on Wednesday April 22, 2015

    Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world. The initial demonstration, which included 20 million Americans protesting in cities across the country, is credited with spurring the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of key environmental legislation, including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. While our country has made significant strides in protecting the environment   since the 1970s, there is clearly much work to be done. Today, one of the most prominent themes of Earth Day is that […]

    The post In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?” appeared first on businesslawnews.com.

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    Education

    • Rutgers University School of Law (JD, 1985)
    • Washington University (BA, magna cum laude, 1982)

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    New Jersey State Bar Association (Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section; Land Use Law Section)

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