Steve's primary practice is in Environmental Law. He is able to utilize his background in environmental sciences to anticipate, understand and address the issues that his clients confront. Steve assists business and individual clients in state and federal environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, solid and hazardous waste remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites, underground storage tank compliance, water and sewer rights and approvals, Tideland rights and approvals, and municipal land use matters. Steve also assists clients with environmental aspects of real estate transactional work including drafting contractual provisions, leasing, due diligence review and Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) review. He has experience in actions to preserve water and sewer for affordable housing developments and in administrative law matters defending DEP enforcement actions and challenging permit denials, and is active in efforts to shape environmental regulatory policy on behalf of builder groups and individual clients. Steve handles projects that range from single lot residential developments to large-scale mixed-use brownfield redevelopment projects.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Steven M. Dalton
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.