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Alison T. Saling

Counsel
+1.973.848.4051
Fax +1.973.848.4001
Ms. Saling’s environmental practice includes representing clients in connection with environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, including due diligence and compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act. Ms. Saling also provides common counsel representation for multi-party groups in Superfund and Spill Fund matters, negotiates remediation and redevelopment agreements for Brownfields sites, advises clients regarding permitting applications and compliance under various Federal and State environmental laws, and represents clients in regulatory enforcement and real estate litigation matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Saling was an associate in the environmental law group of a major New Jersey law firm; she was also previously associated with two major New York City law firms where she focused on commercial litigation and arbitration, including environmental toxic torts, real estate, securities and general contract matters. She has also served as counsel to a film production company.

Transactional Representation
  • Representation of a composite materials manufacturer in the sale of a New Jersey property, including limiting environmental remediation liability through the use of deed restrictions.
  • Representation of a major wholesale club retailer in a negotiated agreement in lieu of condemnation for the installation of a utility easement.
  • Representation of a power converter manufacturer in compliance with ISRA on the termination of a lease and in the negotiation of lease for a new facility.
  • Representation of one of the world’s largest chemical manufacturing companies in the sale and remediation of several New Jersey properties, including negotiations with redevelopers and municipalities.
  • Representation of the world’s largest commercial real estate servicing firm in the negotiation of environmental provisions in sale and lease transactions, and ISRA compliance for three New Jersey properties.
Multi-Party Group Site Remediation Representations
  • Representation of a 35+ party PRP Group in the remediation and redevelopment of a former drum reconditioning site, including negotiating access, contractor agreements, permits and required USEPA and local agency remediation approvals.
  • Representation of a 50+ party PRP Group in the off-site investigation of groundwater contamination and the ongoing on-site remediation of a former chemical recycling facility, including negotiating access from adjacent property owners, contractor agreements, consent decrees and administrative orders with USEPA, and settlements with non-party companies to resolve their liability at the site.
Regulatory Compliance Counseling
  • Representation of a major personal products and cosmetics manufacturer in resolving air permitting issues with the NJDEP.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 chemical specialty products manufacturer in obtaining all required NJDEP air permits for an unpermitted facility and in developing a discharge prevention and countermeasure plan for another New Jersey facility.
  • Representation of a quarry and construction services company in Title V and Subchapter 8 air permitting for numerous New Jersey facilities, and in administrative proceedings with the NJDEP to resolve alleged violations of air, recycling, and water permits.
Real Estate Litigation
  • Representation of a quarry and construction company in real estate litigation with a property owner, including claims regarding environmental contamination and remediation, and quarry reclamation obligations.
  • Representation of a quarry and construction services company in litigations with municipalities regarding licensing and operations, and before planning boards and municipal committees on licensing and reclamation plan applications.