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Access Issues- Part 2: When an adjacent property owner requests access to your property

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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What to do when an adjacent property owner requests access to your property– Part 2 New Jersey commercial property owners- Beware! It’s likely that (at some point) in the next few years, you will receive a request from an environmental consultant (representing an adjacent property owner) to access your property to take soil samples or install […]

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

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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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
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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
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Excellent article on nj.com 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: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/09/newark_officials_break_ground_on_facility_aimed_at.html#incart_river_home

New Mailing address for the Manhattan office

Friday, July 17th, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.