Raymond S. Papperman concentrates his practice on all aspects of environmental law pertaining to both ongoing operations at commercial and industrial facilities, and the remediation and development of sites throughout New Jersey.

Mr. Papperman also has extensive experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution involving environmental, construction and land use disputes.

Prior to joining Sills Cummis, Mr. Papperman served as the Deputy Chief Advisor to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Director of DEP’s Office of Dispute Resolution, and DEP’s Ethics Liaison Officer.  Most recently, he was the Policy Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner of DEP’s Site Remediation and Waste Management Program.

Prior to his tenure at DEP, Mr. Papperman counseled clients in private practice for over 20 years.

Mr. Papperman is a frequent speaker and author on a host of environmental and real estate development topics.


  • Environmental
  • Real Estate

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court



Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2011-2013, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2011-2013, Environmental Law

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


  • Master/Executive Committee, Stewart G. Pollock New Jersey American Environmental Inn of Court

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

    Member of the Board of Directors, Environmental Law Section
    Former Chair, Environmental Law Section

  • Former Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee

  • Member, NAIOP NJ

  • Member, Chemistry Council of New Jersey, Environment Committee

  • Member, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Energy & Environmental Quality Committee

  • Member, New Jersey Builders Association, Environmental Affairs Committee


  • J.D., Tulane University Law School
  • B.A., Hobart College

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey