Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ericsson is new environmental chair at Cole Schotz

Richard J. Ericsson
Richard J. Ericsson has joined the law firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. as a member and will chair of the Hackensack, NJ firm’s Environmental Law practice.

He was previously with Farer Fersko in Westfield.

Ericsson’s experience includes counseling clients on the impact of environmental laws on corporate and property transactions and financing, the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, responding to governmental enforcement actions, and air, water and waste regulatory compliance. His practice also concentrates on issues related to development permits, environmental insurance, brownfield funding and cost recovery.

Prior to joining his previous firm, Mr. Ericsson was an attorney with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, where he handled enforcement of Superfund and Spill Act cleanup obligations as well as air water and waste regulatory requirements.

Ericsson serves as co-chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) New Jersey Chapter. He is past chair of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee, part of the organization’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. He has been recognized by his peers and clients as a leader in his field through accolades such as Chambers USA and New Jersey Super Lawyers.

Ericsson earned his undergraduate degree at Skidmore College and his law degree at Vermont Law School. He is a frequent speaker on environmental and brownfields topics.

In addition to its Hackensack location, Cole Schotz has offices in New York, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 120 attorneys who work in nine primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Litigation; Real Estate; Tax, Trusts & Estates; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment; Environmental; Intellectual Property and Construction Services.

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