William Baker concentrates his practice in the area of environmental law, including environmental regulatory compliance, environmental permitting, environmental litigation, environmental due diligence and environmental counseling.
He has represented and counseled a variety of private and public sector clients with a wide range of environmental compliance needs, spanning from property owners and redevelopers dealing with site remediation-related legal obligations and technical requirements to State and federal environmental permitting for off-shore dredging operations. Mr. Baker has extensive experience dealing with a broad range of issues pertaining to environmental law and regulations in connection with enforcement proceedings before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in addition to litigation of cases in the State, Federal and Administrative law courts of New Jersey. His practice also encompasses planning and land use matters in which environmental issues arise.
Before joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Baker was associated (from 1990 to 2004) with the law firm of Schwartz, Tobia and Stanziale, with a similarly focused and diverse environmental law practice.
- New Jersey Builders Association Environmental Committee
- New Jersey (1990)
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1990)
- Maryland (1986)
- American University (JD, 1985)
- Haverford College (BA, 1980)