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, Woodland Park, Harrison, Kearny, Linden, 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.

Mr. Sullivan also has a specialized expertise related to projects subject to the land use permitting jurisdiction of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission), which controls the development of property in all or portions of fourteen municipalities in the Meadowlands region, using legal criteria distinct from any other municipalities in the State.  Mr. Sullivan has obtained approvals for multiple commercial and industrial projects in this region.

Mr. Sullivan also represents public clients in land use regulatory matters, including the City of Elizabeth Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Township of South Orange Village Planning Board, and the Township of Bloomfield Historic Preservation Commission.

He has represented clients in regard to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including advice on 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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