Andrew B. Robins uses his wide range of environmental law experience to counsel clients in regulatory compliance, cost recovery litigation, redevelopment, brownfields, transaction negotiation and risk analysis. His broad background includes environmental and brownfield redevelopment matters involving solid and hazardous waste regulations, the LSRP program, ISRA/ECRA, CAFRA, voluntary cleanups, medical waste regulations, wetlands regulations, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, underground storage tanks (USTs), stream encroachment (flood plain) regulations, waterfront development, Meadowlands, Highlands, Pinelands and CERCLA (Superfund) as well as land use approval matters and related transactions and litigation.

Mr. Robins negotiates transaction agreements and identifies and works to minimize risks associated with environmental matters. He obtains necessary approvals and permits, defends against governmental and citizen group enforcement actions, pursues cost recovery in litigation and challenges improper governmental actions and regulations.

As a member of a number of the Department of Environmental Protection’s stakeholder groups, Mr. Robins has been actively involved in the crafting and implementation of the new programs and initiatives, including the NJDEP’s Site Remediation, Land Use, Solid and Hazardous Waste and Enforcement Programs. He was involved in the LSRP program and the SRRA legislation from the earliest initial meeting and remains active on the Site Remediation Program’s Steering Committee and other stakeholder committees. He is often invited to speak and write on a variety of environmental law topics, such as cost recovery, “brownfields” redevelopment, ISRA/ECRA, voluntary cleanups, underground storage tanks, medical waste regulation, wetlands regulation, permit acquisition and air pollution.

Practices

  • Environmental
  • Real Estate

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2010, 2012-2022, New Jersey Environmental Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2011-2023, Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Received Regulatory Committee Presidents’ Award from NAIOP NJ.
  • Received Chairman’s Award from the New Jersey Builders Association Redevelopment and Brownfields Committee.
  • Received Silver Handshake Award from the New Jersey Builders Association.
  • Inducted into the Associates Hall of Fame by the New Jersey Builders Association.

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA)

  • Former Co-chair, Regulatory Affairs Committee, NAIOP NJ

  • Member, National Association of Home Builders, Environmental Committee

  • Member, American Bar Association, SONREEL (Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law)

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Sections

  • Member, National Brownfield Association

  • Member, Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast

  • Member, New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)

  • Member, Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey

  • Member, NJDEP Site Remediation Advisory Group

  • Member, NJDEP SRP Legislative Reform Stakeholder Group

  • Member, Transformation and Modernization Evaluation Committee, NJDEP Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Program

  • Member, NJDEP Compliance and Enforcement Stakeholder Group

  • Member, NJDEP Land Use Reform Stakeholder Group


Education

  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey