WIlliam C. Sullivan, Jr.
Counsel

About

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.

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Publications

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It's Time to take a Close Look at Energy Efficiency and Solar Installations Meadowlands USA Magazine 2010

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Blog

New FCC Wireless Rule Limits Municipal Land Use Authority
Posted on Tuesday November 25, 2014

New FCC Wireless Rule Limits Municipal Land Use AuthorityOn October 17, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a new rule that will dramatically limit the ability of New Jersey municipalities to regulate the expansion or modification of existing wireless communications equipment. The new FCC wireless facility siting rule includes measures to expedite the environmental and historic preservation review of new wireless facilities, as […]

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Legislation to Extend Permit Extension Act Introduced in New Jersey Assembly
Posted on Tuesday November 04, 2014

Legislation to Extend Permit Extension Act Introduced in New Jersey AssemblyOn October 16, several New Jersey lawmakers introduced legislation to extend the Permit Extension Act of 2008 for another two years. The statute, which was first enacted during the recession, extends the expiration date of certain permits and other governmental approvals. As we have previously discussed on this blog, the goal of the Permit Extension […]

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NJ Appeals Court Rules Municipalities May Be on the Hook for Loss of Ocean Views, But Facts May Limit Application of Ruling
Posted on Tuesday November 12, 2013

NJ condemnation duneAs New Jersey communities continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that property owners may be entitled to compensation when protective sand dunes block their views of the ocean, when the property owners’ claims arise out of the municipality’s breach of an agreement to maintain […]

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New Jersey Municipality Becomes First to Ban Fracking
Posted on Friday October 25, 2013

NJ fracking banLast month, the borough of Highland Park became the first New Jersey municipality to ban hydraulic fracturing, which is commonly referred to as “fracking.” While the town does not have any known natural gas deposits, the ban is intended to send a message about the controversial practice and encourage other municipalities to pass similar laws. […]

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Executive Order Will Expedite Dune Construction
Posted on Friday October 04, 2013

New Jersey municipal zoning attorneyGov. Chris Christie has signed an executive order that will help New Jersey municipalities move forward with dune construction, beach replenishment, and other flood risk reduction measures in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The action is intended to facilitate the acquisition of privately owned land that is needed to complete flood risk reduction measures, and […]

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Affiliations

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

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Videos

William C. Sullivan of Scarinci Hollenbeck Discusses the Hudson Transmission Project

Hi, I am William Sullivan. I am an attorney here at Scarinci Hollenbeck, where we take great pride in assisting major developers with prominent and important...

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