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Environmental Law Issues Affecting the Home

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Produced on December 05, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Environmental

Course Description

This program, taught by noted Environmental Law attorney Stuart Lieberman, will discuss the most common environmental issues faced by residential occupants and owners. Often, attorneys focus on the bigger environmental issues, such as superfund sites, toxic rivers, and noxious pollution from large factories, as these are the types of cases that get the most press and that attract the most people. However, the other side of environmental law means a lot more to residential clients, and these issues are equally compelling. This course will cover noise complaints, odors, including smoke, radon, dirty drinking water supplies, failing septic systems, leaking heating oil tanks, lost viewshed claims, and regulatory takings claims for homeowners.

The program will generally feature common law claims that are relevant throughout the U.S. It is intended for general practice attorneys, real estate lawyers, government agency lawyers and tort lawyers, and any other lawyer who will have to counsel residential clients on these issues.   

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review common environmental issues affect residential properties
  2. Survey the types of common law claims available to homeowners, landlords, and tenants
  3. Discuss best practices in drafting, filing, and litigating these claims

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Stuart Lieberman

Lieberman, Blecher & Sinkevich

Mr. Lieberman is a founding member of the firm Lieberman & Blecher. He is a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey who was assigned to the Environmental Protection Section. Mr. Lieberman was also a partner in a New Jersey law firm that was extensively engaged in the practice of environmental law.

Stuart J. Lieberman is a co-author of New Jersey Brownfields Practice, a book that describes legal aspects relating to the sale of contaminated properties in New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on environmental subjects and a weekly syndicated columnist, he has represented many municipalities, businesses and individuals in regulatory and land use matters as well as litigation in these areas. In addition, Mr. Lieberman has worked heavily in the area of regulatory takings and groundwater contamination.

Mr. Lieberman represents clients in environmental matters, defective product and fraudulent claims, land use and general litigation.

Mr. Lieberman is a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Consultors for the Real Property Section. 

He has successfully litigated many cases in New Jersey state and federal courts, and has prevailed in two New Jersey Supreme Court cases. The most recent case, Raleigh Avenue Beach Association v. Atlantis Beach Club, was a landmark decision regarding beach access in the State of New Jersey.

In addition, Mr. Lieberman and Lieberman & Blecher, P.C. are counsel to the Passaic River Coalition, an organization committed to protecting valuable water resources in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Lieberman is also counsel to the Coalition for Health and Public Safety, a public charter composed of several municipalities in northern Bergen County who have organized to address public health and safety threats in the area. Most recently, Mr. Lieberman became a member of an ASTM International sub-committee and is lending his environmental legal experience to that organization as it develops a standard for qualification as an expert environmental forensic scientist in civil and criminal litigation.


Sachin D.

Fantastic, really funny, you should bring him back for a 102 there is a lot more examples he can cover

Vincent E.

Guy was funny,informative,and enjoyable.

Drew M.

RADON is #1 cause of cancer in non-smokers.

Norval E.

Stuart is probably the best presenter in the series I have been watching.

Debra H.

Helpful and entertaining

william f b.

good basic summary

Andrew P.

Very interesting program I also liked the presenter too! Thank you Great job!!!

Amy D.

Instructor was clear, informative, and even funny. Thanks!

beth s.

terrific presenter

Daniel L.

Stuart Lieberman is my favorite LawLine presenter! I love his humor, anecdotes, cadence and tone. He clearly knows his subjects well-enough that he doesn't read off of power points like other lawline presenters. More presentations from Stuart, please!

Rebecca K.

The presenter was hilarious. I wish he could do all the presentations.

Judith T.

Good overview of issues. Practical advice.

Janet B.

This guy was great. Best course yet!

Donald B.

Commentator is very knowledgeable and like able.


Good presenter.

Melissa W.

Enjoyed the instructor's humor, which kept the material warm and engaging.

Sonia G.

I just loved this presenter!

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