Environmental remediation is a costly endeavor. In fact, one of the largest hurdles to completing a cleanup is obtaining the necessary funding. Obtaining funding is not only of particular interest to client landowners and operators, but also the engineers who may front remediation costs and bill their client after the fact. This course will outline funding options for environmental remediation, which attorneys can navigate based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the cleanup. Potential sources of funding include state funds, insurance coverage, and litigation against other responsible parties.
Presented by Stuart J. Lieberman and Brittany DeBord, this program will aid environmental attorneys and specialists seeking to identify and recoup remediation costs on behalf of their clients.
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.
Ms. DeBord is an associate attorney with Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich, P.C. Her practice focuses on all phases of environmental law, including litigation, regulatory compliance and permitting, as well as toxic exposure litigation, real estate transactions, and land use matters. Ms. DeBord graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2015. There, she served as Notes Editor of the George Washington Journal of Energy & Environmental Law as well as President of the Environmental Law Association. She is the 2015 recipient of the Charles and Kathryn Miller Award for Excellence in Environmental Law. Ms. DeBord is also published in the Journal of Animal and Natural Resources Law.
Ms. DeBord returns to Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich after gaining valuable experience in the transactional arena and with banking compliance in 2018. Ms. DeBord began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeanne T. Covert, currently the assignment judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Burlington County vicinage. She has also worked as a legal intern for a number of environmental organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Sierra Club, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the World Resources Institute. Prior to attending law school, Ms. DeBord earned a degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Ms. DeBord is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bars.