Whenever estate planning involves the transfer of a business or real estate, environmental issues can be important drivers. Owners and operators of real property are strictly liable for the remediation of any contamination on the property regardless of who caused the contamination. Often families are unaware of the environmental obligations and liabilities associated with their

The growth of New Jersey’s solar industry has been driven by an ambitious requirement that increasing percentages of the regulated power suppliers’ energy come from renewable energy sources, favorable financial incentives and favorable regulatory provisions such as net metering rules.  In order to determine the economic viability of a solar project and the return on

Businesses and property owners can use solar systems to reduce their annual energy costs and even generate income. The cost of installing these systems is significant. However, there are a number of incentives from the federal and state governments that reduce the upfront costs of solar system installation and generate money for many years after the initial

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") is expected to adopt new rules governing the reporting of emissions of certain greenhouse gases in the near future.  These new rules were proposed recently pursuant to the Global Warming Response Act of 2007, which required the DEP to establish a greenhouse gas emission monitoring and