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Michael G. Sinkevich, Jr.

Michael G. Sinkevich

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About Michael Sinkevich

Michael Sinkevich is a Member of Lieberman & Blecher who has practiced extensively in the environmental and land use areas since arriving in New Jersey in 2007. With a focus on complex environmental litigation, he assists Lieberman & Blecher’s business, individual, municipal, and non-profit clients in a wide array of matters concerning the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act, Site Remediation Reform Act, Solid Waste Management Act, Environmental Rights Act, and Municipal Land Use Law. Mr. Sinkevich represents clients before New Jersey’s trial courts, Appellate Division, Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Sinkevich frequently represents a variety of clients before planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment throughout the State of New Jersey.

Mr. Sinkevich also has extensive experience guiding Lieberman & Blecher’s clients through all aspects of environmental regulatory compliance. At the forefront of New Jersey’s recently adopted remediation scheme, Mr. Sinkevich assists potentially responsible parties through all aspects of environmental clean ups, including working with Licensed Site Remediation Professionals. He has a particular focus on securing insurance coverage for remediation efforts with his substantial knowledge of Carter-Wallace insurance allocations. Mr. Sinkevich also guides clients through regulatory compliance with the Freshwater Wetlands Act and the Coastal Area Facility Review Act.

Prior to joining Lieberman & Blecher, Michael Sinkevich graduated cum laude from Albany Law School, where he was an Articles Editor on the Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal. During law school, Mr. Sinkevich interned with the Office of Hearings and Mediation Services at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. At graduation, Mr. Sinkevich was awarded the Gary M. Peck Memorial Prize for Excellence in Environmental Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Sinkevich graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. and M.S. degrees in environmental engineering. His technical background has been an invaluable asset for clients during all phases of litigation and regulatory compliance.

Representative Matters

  • Interfaith Cmty. Org., Inc. v. PPG Indus., 702 F. Supp. 2d 295 (D.N.J. 2010)
  • Casale v. Segal & Morel at Lopatcong, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1228 (App. Div. 2011)
  • Rowe v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., 262 F.R.D. 451 (D.N.J. 2009)

Education

  • Albany Law School
    • Juris Doctor, 2007, cum laude
  • Cornell University
    • M.S., Environmental Engineering, 2004
    • B.S., Environmental Engineering, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Section member
    • Judicial Administration Standing Committee member (2011-present)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Section member

Speaking Engagements

  • Using Forensic Evidence in Environmental Litigation – NJICLE
  • Introduction to Environmental Law – NJICLE
  • From Brownfields to Greenfields: The Legal Aspects of Reclaiming Brownfields – NJICLE
  • What Every Lawyer Should Know about the New Jersey Constitution – NJICLE

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Mr. Sinkevich’s Practice Areas:

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Land Use
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Toxic Torts
  • Appellate Advocacy