Access Agreements: What to do when an adjacent property owner requests access to your property

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
If you own commercial property in New Jersey, it is likely that (at some point) you will receive a request from an environmental consultant representing an adjacent property owner to access your property to take samples. I caution my clients to never casually agree to permit this type of access. Instead, you must negotiate and […]

Wall Street Journal article about polluted sites (November 22)

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Great article by Wall Street Journal writer, Keiko Morris, regarding the keen interest in contaminated sites. Many of my clients believe that contaminated sites, or “Brownfields” sites, offer great value because of their location to highways, airports, and ports. These companies and individuals look to environmental attorneys (like me) for counselling on how best to […]

Diamond Direct Foods Newark facility ground-breaking

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Excellent article on regarding the construction of a new commissary owned by Diamond Direct Foods. This facility will provide food, ice, fuel and other necessities for food trucks hoping to operate in New Jersey and in NYC. Happy to be part of this exciting project. Read the article:

New Mailing address for the Manhattan office

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Environmental issues or concerns in NYC? Please feel free to contact me regarding your environmental law concerns– especially with regards to: pre-acquisition audits, environmental clauses for real estate agreements, “Brownfields” redevelopment, USTs, spills, NYDEC permitting and enforcement matters, and NYC BIC applications. The mailing address is: Alan S. Ashkinaze, Esq. 15 West 43rd Street PO […]

Law offices of Alan S. Ashkinaze expands to Manhattan

Monday, April 27th, 2015
The Law offices of Alan S. Ashkinaze is pleased to announce the opening of its Manhattan office. “With all of the development in Manhattan, there is a great need for sophisticated environmental counseling”, noted Alan Ashkinaze. “We are especially excited to assist clients as they deal with the complicated environmental issues associated with real estate […]

Ashkinaze named one of Bergen’s top lawyers

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Alan Ashkinaze, a Hackensack attorney specializing in environmental law, was recently selected as one of Bergen’s Top Lawyers and will be recognized in a special edition of (201) Magazine.

UPDATE- NJ Supreme Court: No statute of limitations on Spill Act claims

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
The New Jersey Supreme Court in Morristown Associates vs Grant Oil Co., recently ruled that the general six-year statute of limitations (contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1) does NOT apply to private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11f(a)(2)(a). This ruling significantly impacts those parties that are […]

Brownfields: Opportunities and Obstacles? (Consensus: more opportunities than obstacles)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Do the opportunities associated with brownfields development in New Jersey justify the risks for developers and municipalities?  Has New Jersey done enough to remove the obstacles associated with brownfields redevelopment?  These are some of the topics we discussed at the November 5  Stewart J. Pollack Environmental Inn at Court meeting. I was delighted to moderate […]

Ashkinaze to co-chair panel on Brownfields

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Alan Ashkinaze will co-chair a panel discussion on the obstacles and opportunities of redeveloping Brownfield sites in New Jersey’s urban centers.  The panel will include represntatives from municipal government, the development community, and the lending community.

Alan Ashkinaze accepted as member of the Justice Stewart Pollack Environmental Inn at Court

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Alan S. Ashkinaze was recently admitted as a Master of the Justice G. Pollack American Inn at Court. The Inn promotes the study and practice of environmental law in New Jersey and collegiality, civility and professionalism among attorneys and judges of all experience levels.