By Joshua Burd
Day Pitney LLP has added a well-known attorney as a partner in its New Jersey office and vice chair of its environmental group.
Todd W. Terhune, previously a partner with Scarinci Hollenbeck, comes to the Parsippany-based firm with a wide-ranging practice that includes Industrial Site Recovery Act compliance, water and wetlands, worker health and safety, environmental insurance, site remediation and environmental permitting, according to a news release. He has advised clients with projects throughout the U.S., assisting them with environmental issues in transactional, regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, while routinely engaging with and appearing before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Todd is a well-established and successful environmental lawyer who has the skillset, client base and approach to practicing law that will blend seamlessly with our firm,” said Elizabeth C. Barton, partner and chair of Day Pitney’s environmental practice. “He will further strengthen our environmental capabilities up and down the East Coast and beyond.”
In announcing the move, Day Pitney said Terhune’s practice also comprises environmental cost recovery and environmental regulatory compliance issues related to real estate and business transactions or resulting from regulatory action, along with environmental due diligence.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Terhune was both an environmental engineering consultant and licensed professional engineer, Day Pitney said. He has worked for several engineering firms, including SCS Engineers, HSA Environmental and The Louis Berger Group Inc., focusing on environmental due diligence, soil and groundwater contamination assessment, environmental permitting and landfill gas assessment and control.
“I am excited to join Day Pitney’s deep bench of real estate, land use and environmental attorneys, expand the depth and geographic reach of the services that I can offer clients, and work with attorneys across Day Pitney’s offices and practices to assist clients with environmental matters,” Terhune said.
He received his bachelor’s from Widener University and his J.D. from Widener University Law School, clerking for the EPA Office of the Regional Counsel in Philadelphia during law school. Terhune is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
“With his strong experience in environmental law, Todd will make an excellent addition to our firm,” said Thomas D. Goldberg, Day Pitney’s managing partner. “We believe his deep knowledge base will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate various environmental issues that can impact their real estate and business operations.”