Eric E. Tomaszewski concentrates his practice in all aspects of environmental law including transactional matters, redevelopment projects, site remediations, regulatory compliance counseling, permitting, solid waste and recyclables, wastewater, cost recovery litigation and insurance coverage litigation. His clients include manufacturers, gasoline retailers, real estate developers, municipalities and public entities.
Eric has practiced environmental law in New Jersey since 2005 and has worked on many notable projects involving the redevelopment of contaminated property, including several warehouse and trucking facility projects in the City of Newark. He has also been involved in the defense and trial of several high-profile environmental cases including litigation related to the Passaic River Restoration Initiative undertaken by the U.S. EPA and the trial of a former energy company against $160 million environmental and construction claims related to the development of waterfront property in Miami. Eric has extensive experience in remediations related to underground storage tanks, whether in the commercial, industrial or residential context, including the regulatory framework for conducting those remediations and obtaining insurance coverage to pay the costs related to them.
In addition to environmental law, Eric previously served as General Counsel of a large New Jersey municipal public entity where he counseled the CEO and Board of Commissioners on the regulatory requirements for the collection and disposal of solid waste, the marketing and disposition of recyclables, and matters involving the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law and Uniform Shared Services Law.
Eric is currently serving in his second consecutive term on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association – Environmental Law Section and was recognized as one of the New Jersey Rising Stars® in the area of environmental litigation, as published in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2011 through 2014. Eric is a co-author of the “New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook” (2014) and frequently speaks on a variety of environmental law topics as part the New Jersey Bar Association’s continuing legal education program.
After graduating law school, Eric served as law clerk to the Honorable Harriet Derman, P.J.Cv. (Ret.), New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County.