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As an undergraduate I studied environmental science, government policy and business. I saw law school as a way of weaving all three disciplines into a challenging, meaningful and productive career. Each day I develop legal strategies to further clients’ business interests in an environmentally principled way.

Mr. Roth has over 25 years of experience in the representation of companies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex environmental, health and safety matters. He assists clients in successfully resolving compliance and enforcement issues that arise under federal and state statutes, including New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) and Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and Right-to-Know laws.

Mr. Roth’s practice includes counseling clients engaged in state brownfields redevelopment and other cleanup projects. He works with consultants and experts to develop cost effective strategies for complying with site investigation and remediation rules and guidance, including under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (TRSR) and Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) rules and Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. 

Mr. Roth represents clients concerning the environmental aspects of business transactions, such as the purchase and sale of real estate, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. His role involves assisting with due diligence, negotiating liability allocation and other contract terms, and structuring post-closing agreements dealing with site remediation, engineering and institutional controls, land use restrictions, operation and maintenance, reporting and other long-term requirements and related financial obligations.

Mr. Roth represents owners/operators, generators and other potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in private and government litigation, cost allocation and other proceedings involving the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) and other state superfund laws, at federal and state hazardous waste disposal and contamination sites throughout the United States.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA (a publication of Chambers and Partners) in the Environment practice area (2013 – present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2017)

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Representative Matters

  • Mr. Roth was a member of the firm's team that advised an international Fortune 500 retailer with regard to millions of square feet of development in various locales, including redevelopment areas, tax abatement (PILOT) agreements, environmental remediation, redevelopment plans, state, regional, county and local approvals, zoning permits and certifications, miscellaneous agreements, construction permitting, and assisted in drafting leasing provisions.
  • Mr. Roth played a key role in the firm’s representation of the Camden Redevelopment Agency in its negotiations with the Salvation Army for the remediation, acquisition and redevelopment of a former 85-acre landfill in Camden. The location is now the site of the 120,000 square foot Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which has brought employment opportunities, a broad range of recreational facilities and numerous additional benefits to the predominantly low-income local community since opening in October of 2014. Mr. Roth negotiated an environmental remediation agreement for the property. The firm’s attorneys also handled the negotiation of a redevelopment agreement for the project and handled the closing for the sale of the property. Our press release is available here.

Uniquely NJ

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section (past Director)
  • Haworth Zoning Board (former member)
  • Haworth Environmental Commission (former member)
  • Newark Regional Business Partnership Transportation Council (former member)
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More Activities & Experience

  • American Bar Association; Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter, Vice Chair; Environmental Disclosure Committee (Chair, 2013 - 2014, 2014 - 2015); Environmental Disclosure Committee Newsletters (Vice Chair, 2011 - 2013); Section of Litigation; Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law (former member)
  • Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast
  • University of Maryland School of Law, Alumni Board

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Publications & Alerts

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University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1985

Rutgers University, B.S., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Maryland, 1985

- Chambers USA 2023 -
(a publication of Chambers and Partners)

Editorial Excerpt: "Assists clients with regulatory compliance, environmental liability, site remediation and cost recovery litigation."

Roth, David A

Please visit our Award Methodology page for a description of the standard or methodology on which these accolades are based. Attorney Advertising: No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.