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Daniele Cervino

Daniele Cervino
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Daniele Cervino represents her clients in a variety of environmental regulatory and transaction issues. She has represented private equity firms and developers in environmental due diligence and environmental aspects of transactions, risk mitigation and insurance coverage. She has counseled many companies on environmental compliance and cost recovery matters. Ms. Cervino has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Environmental Waste Management Associates (Parsippany, New Jersey), an environmental consulting and remediation firm and its related companies. She has negotiated dozens of insured fixed price remediation contracts and environmental insurance policies and associated claims. Ms. Cervino was selected as one of New Jersey Real Estate Magazine’s “Women of Influence in Real Estate” in 2007.

Representative Matters:

  • Coordinated the recovery of environmental investigation and cleanup costs from major oil companies representing private property owners of gasoline service stations.
  • Negotiated many pre-litigation settlements with certain insurance companies that issued policies between the 1970’s and 1986 for private clients for costs of defense, investigation and remediation of former manufacturing and industrial facilities and shopping centers in New Jersey.
  • Provided strategic advice for Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Site Remediation and Reform Act compliance and underground storage tank (UST) and permit compliance.
  • Represented private clients before New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and United States Environmental Protection Agency with respect to compliance with Notices of Violations, Administrative and Consent Orders for a variety of programs including land use and site remediation.
  • Represented clients in state and federal "Superfund" sites including manufactured gas sites and river sediment sites including the Passaic River.
  • Obtained public funding and cost reimbursement from New Jersey Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund under its Innocent Party Grant, Petroleum Tank Fund and Redevelopment Agreement programs as well as New York’s Brownfields Cleanup Program.
  • Regularly coordinated environmental due diligence and environmental insurance placement for several private equity funding investing in office, warehouses and retail centers.
  • Negotiated environmental provisions of purchase and sale agreements for real estate and corporate transaction for commercial clients needing environmental expertise.

Current and Past Activities:

  • Master, Justice Stewart Pollock Environmental American Inn of Court
  • Director and Chair, Environmental Law Section, NJ State Bar Association
  • Chair, Bogota Environmental Commission and GreenTeam Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Environmental Law Committee, Bergen County Bar Association
  • President, Rebuilding Together North Jersey

Awards:

  • New York Brownfield Big Apple Awards 2016 for Jiten LLC Bronx Hotel
  • Alumni, Bergen County LEADS Program, 2009-2010
  • Recipient of the 2009/2010 Women of the Year Award from National Association of Professional Women
  • Recipient of the 2008 Economic Outlook Business Development Award from Morris County Chamber of Commerce
  • Recognized by Real Estate New Jersey Magazine for “Women of Influence in Real Estate” in 2007 and 2008
  • Women’s Fund of New Jersey Award 2003, Honoring Women in Real Estate
  • Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award for Growth in 2002 & 2003
  • Women’s Fund of New Jersey Award 2003, Honoring Women in Real Estate

Ms. Cervino has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated1 from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals.  
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