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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

James Stewart

James Stewart

Of Counsel


  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Environmental Law & Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Recovery

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.


Jay is one of New Jersey's foremost environment lawyers (Chambers 2011 - 2020). Clients value his ability to handle large and complex Superfund cases, a skill honed by his work on the nation's first Superfund trial followed by many federal matters involving remediation cost recovery and natural resource damage assessment.

Recognized for his extensive knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, Jay provides both trial and appellate representation in toxic tort actions, in addition to actions related to government enforcement penalties. Described as "extremely intelligent and creative in finding resolution alternatives" (Chambers), he has an outstanding track record in cases where the scope of his clients' liability is broad but their defenses are limited.

Outside litigation, Jay's counsel encompasses insurance coverage for environmental and toxic torts, pollution and remediation, trade credit, and directors and officers liability issues. Companies turn to him for advice on hazardous waste regulations, toxic substance regulations, Title V air pollution and permitting issues, toxic mold, and employee exposure to hazardous substances under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Jay's hazardous substances liability representation extends to mergers and acquisitions as well as real estate sales, where his careful assessment of potential environmental liabilities informs contract provisions or insurance policies included in the transaction.

Jay also represents clients related to renewable energy issues such as the development of solar energy projects and purchase of solar energy generated at other facilities. A thought leader in his field, he publishes widely in professional journals.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


New York University School of Law (J.D. 1981), cum laude, Editor, New York University Law Review
Seton Hall University (B.A. 1976), summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Construction Law & Litigation | Environmental Law & Litigation | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Recovery | Insurance Recovery Group | Litigation | Products | Products & Specialty Torts | Products Liability & Specialty Torts

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represents a pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Title V air permit penalty assessment and an administrative enforcement action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Represents a group of companies in administrative and court actions regarding contaminated sediments in large river systems.

Represented a manufacturing entity in a class action toxic tort suit alleging property damage and injury from groundwater plume and vapor intrusion.

Represented a pharmaceutical company negotiating a power purchase agreement for energy from a solar energy facility to be constructed on adjoining land.

Represents insureds seeking coverage for environmental liabilities.

Represents retailers evaluating credit insurance purchase or claims under credit insurance policies.

Professional Associations

  • Board of Advisors, EPA Administrative Law Reporter
  • Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law, Pace University School of Law
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Environmental Litigation Committee, Litigation Section
  • Natural Resources Section
  • NJ Green Building Council Committee on Green Building and Sustainability Valuation
  • ABA Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems
  • ABA Committee Carbon and Energy Trading and Finance

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2020) - Stewart
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2009, 2019) - Stewart
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2020) - Stewart


EPA Issues Interim Guidance for Remedial Field Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, April 2020

On April 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued interim guidance to determine when, and how, to suspend field work under certain EPA programs during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The guidance covers response actions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (or Superfund), and field work under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Underground Storage Tank program, among other EPA programs...

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