David B. Farer, Chair of the firm’s Environmental Department, was elected Secretary of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) on October 11, 2013 at the College’s Annual Meeting in Boston. In 2008, Mr. Farer became the first New Jersey attorney invited to Fellowship in ACOEL. He is immediate past co-chair of ACOEL’s Program and Education Committee, a position he has filled for the past five years.

ACOEL is a professional association of distinguished lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. ACOEL members are dedicated to maintaining and improving the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.

Mr. Farer concentrates his practice on the impact of environmental laws on transactions and real property in New Jersey and around the nation. He has extensive experience related to the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties including brownfields, environmental compliance and insurance issues, institutional and engineering controls, assessing and negotiating liability under federal and state Superfund laws, resolution of environmental issues in bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation arising from those issues. He also serves as a Special Master in environmental lawsuits in New Jersey, is a qualified mediator under New Jersey court rules, and has been selected by the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, to serve on the District’s Panel of Mediators.

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP has approximately 100 attorneys practicing in five Departments - Litigation, Real Estate, Environmental, Corporate and Tax, Trusts and Estates - which are augmented by 19 multi-disciplinary Practice Groups. The firm has offices in Woodbridge and Roseland, New Jersey. For more information, please visit us at www.greenbaumlaw.com

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