Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins
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  • Tue January 21, 2014, 3:51 pm
    Site Remediation Extension of Time Bill Gives 2 Additional Years for Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites Two Year of Extension of May 7, 2014 Deadline For Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites For thos...
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  • Mon November 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
    Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld, Although Protective Benefit of Dunes Must Be Includ...
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  • Sun September 29, 2013, 4:12 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations On Thursday, the New Jersey Supreme Court, by a 3...
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  • Thu May 23, 2013, 10:28 am
    De Facto Merger of LP Into LLC Does Not Preclude Transfer of Prior Entity’s Rights May 23 2013 -In I/M/O Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Innocent Party Grant Application Cliflake Associates LLC...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Tue February 5, 2013, 8:15 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Requisite Nexus For Liability Under the Spill Act February 5 2013 - In NJ Department. of Environmental Protection v. Dimant, 212 N.J. 153 (2012), the New Jersey Supreme C...
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Environmental Lawyer Attorney Services by Christopher D. Hopkins, Esq

The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins LLC counsels clients on a broad range of environmental issues. The firm's principal, Christopher Hopkins, has in-depth knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations affecting businesses and real property transactions. The firm has developed substantial capabilities in dealing with issues involving: site inspection; wetlands and flood hazard issues; ISRA compliance; soil and groundwater remediation; cost recovery and allocation; liability allocation; underground storage tanks and vapor intrusion.

Representative services include:

  • Advising clients on obligations concerning environmental conditions on real property;
  • Due diligence and contractual allocation of environmental risks in transactions;
  • Remediation of contaminated property and/or Brownfield redevelopment and obtaining financing for such transactions;
  • Advising on the installation and maintenance of institutional and engineering controls at contaminated sites;
  • Negotiating and obtaining environmental insurance;
  • Advising clients on environmental and compliance issues related to sustainable development, green building and alternative energy initiatives.

The firm has substantial experience in returning contaminated properties, or "Brownfields", to beneficial use. Brownfield transactions require the creation of a practical business deal that works for all parties involved. The firm achieves the risk management objectives of clients and ensures economic returns by negotiating and drafting contractual arrangements to allocate past and future liabilities and integrating redevelopment and land use entitlements with the remediation process. Notably, Mr. Hopkins is also very well versed in negotiating site pollution liability insurance coverage, which is often essential to the success of contaminated property transactions.

The firm's environmental and construction expertise also helps clients meet the growing demand for sustainable, energy efficient development and development practices. Mr. Hopkins represents developers, retailers and tenants in the areas of green building and sustainable design. Representation includes: negotiating and implementing agreements for energy procurement and collection systems including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreements, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and easements; renewable energy credit trading; and establishing and implementing green policy initiatives.

Lastly, the firm provides litigation services in connection with all environmental matters. Mr. Hopkins has defended, as well as initiated, numerous claims relating to environmental contamination, including claims for property damage and toxic torts. In addition, Mr. Hopkins has extensive experience litigating issues of insurance coverage involving environmental contamination.

About The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins, LLC 

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.

Contact Information

The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins, LLC
1812 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
TEL: 908.322.6121
FAX: 908.322.5701



Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins
The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins, LLC 1812 Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 || 908.322.6121