Jeff has a vibrant domestic and international environmental law practice. In addition to his domestic practice, which includes representing a large multi-national enterprise in the largest Superfund matter in the US, Jeff regularly represents non-US companies with respect to US environmental matters. When environmental issues arise for clients domiciled outside of the US, Jeff is called upon to provide strategic advice based both on the US experience and his extensive international business experience. His clients have included companies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Russia, and the UK. Jeff is also retained on a regular basis by international law firms that do not have US environmental practices. In comments reported by Chambers, Jeff is highly regarded as “an excellent lawyer who communicates well and listens to the client.”
Jeff’s extensive experience includes hazardous substance and toxic tort litigation; environmental permitting and approvals; resolution of federal, state and local regulatory enforcement matters; environmental impact assessments; historic preservation reviews; contaminated site remediation; brownfield redevelopment; and environmental insurance coverage. His clients include public and privately-held companies, governmental and non-profit development agencies, real estate developers, financial institutions, and private equity funds.
Jeff is the founder of the Environmental Program at the Vance Center for International Justice at the New York City Bar, which focuses on providing pro bono advice on environmental issues around the world.
Columbia Law School, 1985
Columbia College, 1981