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Jay is one of New Jersey's foremost environment lawyers (Chambers 2011 - 2020). Clients value his ability to handle large and complex Superfund cases, a skill honed by his work on the nation's first Superfund trial followed by many federal matters involving remediation cost recovery and natural resource damage assessment.
Recognized for his extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, Jay provides both trial and appellate representation in toxic tort actions, in addition to actions related to government enforcement penalties. Described as "extremely intelligent and creative in finding resolution alternatives" (Chambers), he has an outstanding track record in cases where the scope of his clients' liability is broad but their defenses are limited.
Outside litigation, Jay's counsel encompasses insurance coverage for environmental and toxic torts, pollution and remediation, trade credit, and directors and officers liability issues. Companies turn to him for advice on hazardous waste regulations, toxic substance regulations, Title V air pollution and permitting issues, toxic mold, and employee exposure to hazardous substances under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Jay's hazardous substances liability representation extends to mergers and acquisitions as well as real estate sales, where his careful assessment of potential environmental liabilities informs contract provisions or insurance policies included in the transaction.
Jay also represents clients related to renewable energy issues such as the development of solar energy projects and purchase of solar energy generated at other facilities. A thought leader in his field, he publishes widely in professional journals.