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David B. Farer
David Farer

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

75 Livingston Ave.
Roseland, NJ 07068

David B. Farer is Co-Chair of the Environmental Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, resident in the Roseland, NJ office. A nationally-renowned environmental lawyer, Mr. Farer previously chaired the Environmental & Brownfields practice group at Farer Fersko, where he established that firm’s environmental practice in 1984. Mr. Farer is a Past President of ACOEL. He currently co-chairs ACOEL’s International Pro Bono Committee, and recently facilitated the College’s first MOU with a Cuban environmental foundation. Mr. Farer focuses on the impact of environmental laws on transactions and real property in New Jersey and around the nation, and litigation arising from these issues. He has been on the cutting edge of developments in the environmental law sector since the 1980s, has written and lectured extensively. In 1987, Mr. Farer developed the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (now ALI CLE) national course of study, “The Impact of Environmental Law on Real Estate and Business Transactions,” a course he chaired for over twenty-five years, lecturing and contributing to the annual course materials. Mr. Farer has served as Special Master in environmental lawsuits in New Jersey. He is a qualified mediator under New Jersey court rules. He was selected by the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, to serve on the District’s Panel of Mediators, and has been appointed to a third consecutive term on the panel.

Work Phone:
(732) 476-2476
Website:
www.greenbaumlaw.com

EPA Region:
2 (NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands)
Year of induction:
2008
Degrees:
Lafayette College, B.A., 1975 Boston University Law School, J.D., 1978
Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1978 New Jersey, 1979
Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986 U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1995
Professional Societies and Organizations:
American College of Environmental Lawyers (President, 2015-2016) Environmental Law Institute American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education American Bar Foundation
Representative Publications:
ISRA Compliance- Brownfield Development and the Site Remediation Reform Act (Eighth Edition, NJICLE) Transaction-Triggered Environmental Laws (Chapter contributed to Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions, Fifth Edition 2021, American Bar Association) Contractual Allocation of Environmental Risk in Transactions - Recent Case Law Developments Under CERCLA and Selected Contract Excerpts (American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course Materials, updated annually 1987-2013) Brownfield Redevelopment Initiatives Federal and State Law Developments (American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course Materials, updated annually 1987-2013) Transaction-Triggered Environmental Laws and Transfer Notice Laws (American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course Materials, updated annually 1987-2013) Environmental Lien and Super Lien Laws (American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course Materials, updated annually 1987-2013)