By Joshua Burd
An attorney with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla has earned a key committee appointment with the National Association of Home Builders.
The Red Bank-based firm announced last month that Steven M. Dalton, a shareholder, has been named to the association’s Legal Action Committee. In the new role, he will help the association review and recommend monetary assistance from the Legal Action Fund for cases of national significance to the housing industry, while working with members and property owners on land use and environmental cases before state and federal courts.
With GHC, Dalton focuses on environmental and land use law relating to real estate development and corporate transactions, according to a news release. He guides clients through environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites and other areas related to real estate and commercial transactions.
Dalton is also active on behalf of groups such as the New Jersey Builders Association in efforts to shape environmental regulatory policy.
Founded in the early 1940s, the National Association of Home Builders works to ensure that housing is a national priority and that homeowners and tenants have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, the news release said. Its Legal Action Committee also authorizes the filing of legal briefs, monitors and disseminates information on important cases and recommends legal strategies to NAHB-affiliated state and local associations and its own members.