Jordan M. Asch is an associate in Riker Danzig’s Environmental Group. He has strong experience representing clients in a wide range of environmental regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.
Jordan guides clients through environmental permitting and compliance issues, and other administrative matters. For example, he works with clients in navigating permitting and compliance issues under the Federal Clean Water Act, the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Act, and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act. He defends clients against regulatory enforcement actions by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for regulatory violations, and for remediation and cleanup costs under the broad liability of the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. In the site remediation area, Jordan counsels clients on federal regulatory compliance and enforcement matters including under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Jordan represents clients on corporate and real estate transactions involving environmental liability, indemnification issues, and funding for remediation and redevelopment projects. He regularly assists on deals requiring navigation of the economic and other incentives available under the New Jersey Brownfields Program and the New York Brownfields Cleanup Program.
Jordan has also provided effective counsel in dispute resolution and litigation matters concerning environmental liabilities stemming from corporate transactions and legacy liability, the purchase and sale of real estate, contractual indemnification disputes, and for the release of hazardous substances under statutory law. In addition, environmental organizations seeking to impact legislative processes and administrative rulemakings often rely on Jordan for counsel.
Jordan received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Vermont Law School in 2014. While there, he was the Head Notes Editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in 2009.
Prior to joining the Firm, Jordan founded Asch Legal LLC, a boutique environmental law firm. Prior to that he was an associate at Gibbons, P.C.
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 2009
Member, Environmental Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Co-chair, Environmental Subcommittee of the Cannabis Law Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Young Lawyers' Division, New Jersey State bar Associatoin
Member, Bergen County Bar Association
Rankings & Recognitions
Since 2021, Jordan has been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for his work in Environmental Law. The “Ones to Watch” awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Jordan has been included on the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list by Thomson Reuters in the area of Environmental Law and Litigaton since 2018.
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“Still No Party: Permit Objectors Continue to be Denied a Fair Process,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2021
“The Ins & Outs of Licensing of Recreational Cannabis Businesses in N.J.,” New Jersey Institue of Continuing Legal Education, 2021
“Municipalities Face Deadline on Whether to Permit Recreational Cannabis Operations,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2021
“Resolving Everyday Environmental Problems,” New Jersey Institue of Continuing Legal Education, 2020
“Land Use & Environmental Liabilities for the Cannabis Industry,” New Jersey Institue of Continuing Legal Education, 2020
“The Importance of Site Selection for Cannabis Businesses,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2020
“District Court Leaves Plaintiff Without Relief Under CERCLA,” Real Estate Finance Journal, 2019
“Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Addressing Climate Change Resiliency for N.J.,” Real Estate Finance Journal, 2019
“High Court Could Bring Clarity to Charterers in Oil Spill Case,” Law360, 2019