Marilynn R. Greenberg is Of Counsel in the Firm’s Environmental Group.
Her practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including transactional matters, litigation, insurance coverage, permitting, solid waste, indoor air quality (asbestos and mold), real estate development (brownfields and greenfields), defense of enforcement actions, and expert testimony.
Marilynn counsels clients regarding regulatory compliance with a variety of state and federal environmental statutes and regulations, with particular emphasis on the Site Remediation Reform Act and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Program, the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), the Waterfront and Freshwater Wetlands Laws and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund). She also has unique expertise in handling matters involving the confluence of environmental and bankruptcy issues. She has handled environmental matters throughout the Northeastern Region and California.
Marilynn is a frequent speaker and author, having spoken recently at several seminars regarding the Site Remediation Reform Act, the LSRP Program, and Waterfront Development Permitting. She has authored articles on various brownfields redevelopment topics, natural resource damages, CAFRA, and mold.
Marilynn served for eight years as general counsel for environmental matters to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Other representative current and former clients are Newport Associates Development Company, Simon Property Group, the Rockefeller Group, Roseland Property Company (n/k/a Mack-Cali), Coach USA, Bed Bath & Beyond, Carrier Clinic, GAF Corporation, Reliance Electric Company, Atlantic City Electric Company (f/k/a Conectiv), FirstEnergy, Morris Energy Group, Supreme Energy Group, Calpine Energy Company, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the Borough of Chatham, the Township of West Caldwell, and the Township of Howell. In 2017, she was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the State Ethics Committee for Essex County.
Marilynn is the former Chair of the Township of Livingston’s Environmental Commission. She also served on the Livingston Zoning Board of Adjustment. She is a member of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Committee, the Society of Women Environmental Professionals, and the NJDEP Site Remediation Advisory Group.
Since 2005, she has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law, in which a satisfied client enthuses: “She is one of the best lawyers I’ve worked with – she’s a great writer and a tireless advocate.” Marilynn “routinely advises clients on all aspects of site remediation and acquisitions, brownfield redevelopment and cost recovery litigation.” Clients call her “terrific” and say that “she really fights for her clients, she’s very knowledgeable and she’s a pleasure to work with.” Clients have stated, “In addition to her extensive knowledge, experience and expert legal advice,” Marilynn is an “excellent team administrator and leader.” Clients appreciate her “unbelievable level of knowledge and helpfulness” and describe her as “responsive and provides excellent advice.”
Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has included Marilynn on its “Best Lawyers” list in the fields of Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation since 2010, and Thomson Reuters has included Marilynn on its “Super Lawyers” list in Environmental Law every year since 2005, including on New Jersey’s “Top 50 Women Lawyers” list from 2008 through 2011. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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Indoor Air Quality
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D., High Honors, 1987
University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1969
Appointee, Gov. James McGreevey's transition team on the environment
Treasurer, Livingston, N.J. Environmental Commission
Frequent speaker and author on mold and indoor air quality
Member, NJ State Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee