Environmental and Toxic Tort

Innovative legal solutions.

In the demanding environmental arena, the experienced attorneys at Coughlin Midlige & Garland counsel clients on the full impact of environmental law in real estate, development, corporate, and business transactions.

We work with the clients to assess and address potential liabilities under federal and state environmental laws and compliance issues, while providing solutions that allow development and transactions to proceed. We are also regularly involved in all phases of administrative actions and litigation, including but not limited to prosecuting and defending claims filed under CERCLA, the federal Superfund law, New Jersey's Spill Act, and natural resource damages ("NRD") claims, as well as defending clients with respect to penalty assessments. We represent publicly and privately held companies, ranging in size from small to large, multinational Fortune 100 corporations, in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Areas of focus include:

  • Brownfields Redevelopment/Site Remediation
  • Business Transactions
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Compliance and Defense
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Air, Water, and Noise Pollution
  • Land Use
  • Toxic Torts
  • Permitting and Counseling
  • Due Diligence
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Recovery and Contribution
  • Wetlands and Threatened & Endangered Species
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Penalty and Enforcement Matters
  • ISRA
  • Highlands Legislation


  • Up in Smoke

    A case that started out as a complex, multi-suit, consolidated action was slowly whittled down to a single personal injury claim that was ultimately dismissed by the Court. A total victory was achieved for our client.