David A. Roth, a partner and Chair of the Environmental Practice Group at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP’s Woodbridge office, was a speaker at, “Working with Your LSRP” short course on December 5, 2011. The seminar was hosted by the Rutgers University Agricultural Experiment Station.
Mr. Roth focuses his practice on real estate, environmental, and health and safety law with special emphasis on compliance counseling and the environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions. He assists clients in resolving issues arising under solid and hazardous waste laws, the federal Clean Water Act, the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act, right-to-know programs, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and emerging product safety laws. A substantial part of his practice involves negotiating with and appearing before federal, state and local agencies in connection with enforcement actions, site investigation and clean up cases, permitting, voluntary agreements, and administrative consent orders, and handling administrative and judicial appeals. He also works closely with client EHS and legal departments on auditing, developing environmental management systems, and training with respect to compliance, reporting and disclosure requirements.
In recent years Mr. Roth has effectively functioned as national environmental counsel for a group of consumer product and manufacturing companies. He represents clients engaged in Brownfield redevelopment projects, purchase and sale of real estate, businesses and companies, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financings and leasing of commercial and industrial facilities and properties. His role in these transactions includes overseeing due diligence, analyzing potential liabilities, providing advice on liability protection strategies, and structuring agreements to deal with post-closing site work, engineering and institutional controls, deed notices and land use restrictions. At dozens of federal and state listed hazardous waste disposal and contamination sites throughout the United States, Mr. Roth has represented companies that have been notified of potential liability under CERCLA, the New Jersey Spill Act and other state superfund laws. He has been involved in environmental litigation in federal and state courts, such as private cost recovery and contribution lawsuits, property damage cases, toxic tort litigation and natural resource damage cases.
Mr. Roth is a Director of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a member of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is the Vice Chair, Newsletter of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Environmental Disclosure committee. Mr. Roth is a member of NAIOP – New Jersey Chapter; a member of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey and the Newark Regional Business Partnership. He is also a member of the Alumni Board of the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Roth was a presenter at the Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP webinar, “Environmentally Contaminated Property Issues When Owners Face Insolvency,” in February 2011.
He received his B.S. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP has over 100 attorneys in four main practice departments, Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate, and Tax, Trusts and Estates, and 19 practice areas offering comprehensive legal services. The firm has offices located in Woodbridge and Roseland, New Jersey. For more information, call Erin P. Faltin at 732-549-5600 or visit the firm’s web site at http://www.greenbaumlaw.com