Marc, Chair of the Environmental Department, is a transactional, business attorney, who focuses his practice in development, redevelopment, environmental compliance cases, corporate transactional matters, land use, zoning and business counseling. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, he has represented numerous national developers, manufacturers, cogeneration facilities and utilities, automobile dealerships, lenders, borrowers and municipal boards in myriad land use contexts, including commercial and residential development and due diligence matters. He also focuses on complex remediation cases and general environmental compliance counseling. He has significant experience in ISRA, Spill Act, LSRP, UST and related hazardous substance regulatory matters and redevelopment of contaminated sites. Marc is originally from New York City and was raised in Holmdel, NJ. He attended Christian Brothers Academy, University of Richmond and Seton Hall Law School.
Marc is the author of The Remediation Wire, a blog devoted to a broad range of environmental news, laws, regulations and upcoming events in the environmental field.
Marc is also the co-author of New Jersey Redevelopment Blog, a blog devoted to news and updates regarding all Redevelopment matters, laws, news and updates throughout New Jersey.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Marc D. Policastro
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla’s New Jersey Environmental Law & Land Use practice group is recognized as a Go-To Thought Leader for their coverage and analysis of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) permit extensions, including extensions for remediation activities, environmental compliance updates due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, amendments to surface water quality and other environmental standards and statutory and common law environmental cleanup claims. Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Environmental and Land Use team provides timely regulatory and litigation updates which are invaluable to construction, real estate professionals and other parties interested in New Jersey environmental standard. Giordano Environmental and Land Use Practice Group legal editors include Michael J. Gross, Marc D. Policastro, Paul H. Schneider, Steven M. Dalton, David J. Miller and Afiyfa H. Ellington.