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

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 […]

The post NJ Appeals Court Rules Municipalities May Be on the Hook for Loss of Ocean Views, But Facts May Limit Application of Ruling appeared first on scarincilawyer.com.

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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NJ Court Can’t Reinstate Commissioners’ Award After Dismissal of Condemnation Appeal
Posted on Friday July 12, 2013

New Jersey lawyerThe Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently held that a trial court cannot reinstate a condemnation commissioners' award fixing just compensation for a temporary taking after dismissing both parties’ appeals in the condemnation case. The Facts of the Case In State of New Jersey, by the Commissioner of Transportation v. Shalom Money […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Key Administrative Law Issue in Telecommunications Zoning Case
Posted on Friday May 31, 2013

Supreme CourtA recent United States Supreme Court decision clarifies a key area of administrative law while also providing telecommunications providers with potential grounds to argue that a municipality is not promptly reviewing development applications for telecommunication facilities.  In City of Arlington, Texas v. Federal Communications Commission, No. 11-1545 (May 20, 2013), the Court examined the Federal Communications […]

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Affiliations

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

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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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