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Dan McKillop has served as Chair of the Firm’s Cannabis Law practice group since 2016 and has twenty years of experience in all aspects of environmental law and litigation.

Dan leads a team of more than a dozen attorneys from our various practice areas who assist entities seeking to obtain medical and adult-use cannabis licenses, and he has a thorough knowledge of current Federal and state medical and adult-use cannabis law and proposed legislation and regulations.  Dan regularly authors articles and presents at business events regarding the emerging cannabis industry, and he is a member of the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee, as well as an Editor of the Cannabis Law Journal.  In 2018 Dan was selected by the National Law Journal as a 2018 Cannabis Law Trailblazer.

Dan’s experience in the environmental field includes representation of corporate and individual clients in complex environmental litigations and regulatory proceedings before state and federal courts and environmental agencies arising under numerous state and federal statutes, including ISRA, the Spill Act, RCRA, CERCLA/Superfund, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.  Dan’s expertise also includes federal and state Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know requirements, occupational safety and health issues, asbestos requirements, and underground storage tank regulations.  Dan is also well versed in issues pertaining to environmental permitting, environmental auditing, environmental insurance, and the environmental aspects of commercial real estate and business transactions. Dan has served on a variety of committees and boards related to the environmental legal field, including the New Jersey Commerce and Industry Association’s Environmental Business Council steering committee, and he is the immediate past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental Law Section.

Dan was selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star each year from 2011-2015.* Dan graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law in 2001, where he earned certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law. During law school, he worked in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate General at the United States Military Academy at West Point and also practiced law as a student attorney in the Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic. In addition, he was a member of the law school’s Environmental Law Review, chaired Pace University’s 2001 National Environmental Moot Court Competition, and led the law school’s team in the 2001 International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Dan previously earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and he is an Eagle Scout.

*“the Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

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