- Tue April 30, 2013, 8:02 pm
NJ State's Energy Master Plan For Solar Incentives for Dumps and Brownfields - Slow Going According to an article on NJ Spotlight - The state’s Energy Master Plan wants to convert garbage dumps and brownf...
- Mon March 25, 2013, 7:14 pm
Hydraulic Fracturing Update New York Home Rule Power To Curb Fracking Upheld
In Lenape v. Town of Avon et al., case number 1060-2012, in New York...
- Sun March 24, 2013, 11:39 am
Creation of Hydraulic Fracturing Performance Standards Shell, Chevron, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Clean Air Task Force, Consol Energy, the EQT Corporation, the Group ...
- Tue March 5, 2013, 7:42 pm
Zoning Protections Lost For Hurricane Sandy Damaged Structures Deemed “Totally” Destroyed The Appellate Division yesterday made it more difficult for property owners trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The...
- Fri March 1, 2013, 2:17 pm
NJ Court Holds That Age Restricted Development May Be Marketed With No Age Restriction March 1 2013 - The Court, in Sharbell Building Company, LLC v. Planning Board of The Township of Robbinsville, held that...
- Tue July 3, 2012, 10:08 am
American Dream Meadowlands Clears Another Regulatory Hurdle July 3 2012 - New Jersey's Meadowlands Commission approved an environmental impact report for the proposed $2 billion Am...
- Wed June 27, 2012, 8:20 am
New Jersey Bans Fracking Waste June 27 2012 - New Jersey Bans Fracking Waste
The New Jersey Assembly yesterday approved legislation closing the stat...
- Mon June 25, 2012, 10:01 am
Toll Brothers Settles Suit Alleging CWA Violations June 25 2012 - Toll Brothers Settles Suit Alleging CWA Violations
Toll Brothers Inc. reportedly struck a $741,000 settl...
- Wed June 20, 2012, 11:39 am
Companies Reach Settlement with EPA To Cleanup Passaic River NJ Contaminated Sediment Seventy Companies Reach Agreement with EPA to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic Rive...
- Mon May 21, 2012, 1:29 pm
2,000 Megawatts of New Power Capacity Cleared To be Available in NJ Beginning 2015 The Christie administration's effort to spur the development of new power plants in New Jersey to drive down electric bi...
The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins, LLC is a boutique law firm located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey committed to providing the highest quality of legal services in the select areas of real estate, land use and environmental law. The firm is committed to working collaboratively with clients to achieve practical, cost effective results- whether it be in complex litigation, transactions, cleanups and/or development projects. The firm provides transactional and litigation counsel to a broad spectrum of clients including private and public corporations, trade associations, nonprofit institutions, banks, real estate investment trusts and individuals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The firm's principal, Christopher Hopkins, has substantial experience navigating the always fluid and often political regulatory climate facing clients today. Mr. Hopkins honed his legal and business acumen while practicing at two nationally prominent large law firms and as in-house counsel to a national homebuilder. Notably, Mr. Hopkins' experience includes: redevelopment, green-building, affordable housing development, transit-oriented development, condominium association formation and representation and returning contaminated properties, or "Brownfields," to beneficial use. Mr. Hopkins negotiates complex contractual arrangements associated with major development projects, such as purchase agreements, design and construction documents, risk allocation documents, and remediation contracts, with an eye towards "out of the box" transaction planning. He regularly appears before planning boards on land use applications. Additionally, he counsels clients on a variety of environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues.
A native of New Jersey, Mr. Hopkins is a graduate of Cook College, Rutgers University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in International Environmental Science. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School where he was a member of the National Environmental Law Moot Court team. Mr. Hopkins participates in a number of industry organizations including, but not limited to, the National Brownfield Association, the New Jersey Builders Association and the Justice Pollock Environmental Inn of Court. Lastly, Mr. Hopkins is active in the charitable community and serves on the board of a not-for-profit community development corporation which develops affordable housing for local residents.
Christopher Hopkins interviewed by Global Talk Radio on successfully managing the risks and exposures inherent to renewable energy projects located on contaminated property. Chris shares insight on how to manage risk management objectives of and ensures economic returns.