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    David J. Miller

    Dave is an environmental attorney with experience in the private and public sectors who focuses his practice on environmental regulatory, real estate and corporate transactional matters. He counsels clients on site remediation, the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), due diligence, participation in potentially responsible party groups and interaction with the Environmental Protection Agency on Superfund matters.  Dave also advises on the procurement of environmental permits from state and federal agencies for major commercial and industrial development, transaction-triggered environmental laws and voluntary brownfields remediation programs.  In addition, he litigates environmental compliance matters, especially those involving hazardous substances.

    Previously, Dave served as senior counsel in the Office of Governor Philip D. Murphy, overseeing environmental and energy issues and initiatives, and was a law clerk for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to attending law school, Dave worked in the Commissioner’s Office of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
    Practice Areas
    Professional Activities
    • Environmental Section, N.J. State Bar Association, Director, 2019 – 2022, Officer-at-Large, 2022 – Present
    • Legal & Legislative Committee, Licensed Site Remediation Professional Assoc., Member, 2022 – Present 
    • Parks Advisory Committee, Borough of Madison, Member, 2019 – 2022, Chair, 2022 – Present 
    • Stewart G. Pollack Environmental American Inn of Court, Associate, 2014 - 2020
    • Amicus Committee, N.J. State Bar Association, Member, 2016 – 2017 
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (2013)
    • The College of New Jersey, B.A. (2008)
    • Selected by New Jersey Super Lawyers®* as a New Jersey Rising Star, 2018-2024
    • Neil Wise Environmental Law Award for Excellence in the Study of Environmental Law
    Award Methodology Description
    Representative Matters
    • Environmental permitting counsel to developers of novel solar energy projects, including securing necessary approvals for the largest floating solar array in the United States.
    • Primary counsel to generator PRP at a Superfund landfill site in Puerto Rico currently in the Remedial Investigation phase
    • Primary counsel to generator PRP at two multi-party sites in New Jersey with significant ongoing cleanup obligations
    • Counsel to operator PRP at a major waterway Superfund site in New York
    • Environmental counsel to major solar developer in New Jersey, including advising on solar development on former and current Superfund sites
    • Environmental and permitting counsel to major commercial and industrial port facility in southern New Jersey, including development of entirely new regularity program to permit novel industrial operation
    • Environmental and land use counsel to cutting-edge developer of facilities that produce low-emission jet fuel from non-recyclable plastic
    • New Jersey environmental counsel to energy-focused private equity firm advising on environmental transactions and operational compliance issues
    Press Mentions
    • Panelist, "Legal Trends in Environmental Law," Atlantic Builders Convention, March 30, 2023
    • Panelist, "Site Remediation," Atlantic Builders Convention, March 30, 2023