Heidi S. Minuskin

Partner

(973) 631-6026
350 Mount Kemble Avenue
P.O. Box 1917
Morristown, NJ 07962

Heidi S. Minuskin is a Partner with the firm where she is a commercial attorney. 

Heidi's practice concentrates in the areas of environmental law, commercial and real estate transactions. She counsels clients on the impact of environmental law on real estate and business transactions, helping them assess and address potential liabilities under federal and state environmental laws, and providing solutions to allow development and transactions to proceed. Her practice encompasses all aspects of environmental law, including Superfund Brownfields redevelopment, ISRA, due diligence, disclosure obligations, environmental insurance matters, site remediation, and regulatory compliance and permitting issues.

Heidi represents a broad range of clients, from Fortune 100 major corporations to individual clients, in environmental litigation, penalty and enforcement matters, and cost recovery actions, involving federal and state statutes and regulations including CERCLA, RCRA, New York Environmental Conservation Law and New Jersey’s Spill Act. She has negotiated significant Superfund, Spill Act and remediation settlements with various federal, state and local agencies. Heidi formerly served as Of Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP. She joined the law firm of Coughlin Duffy LLP at its inception in March 2004.

Experience

  • Represented clients in Newark Bay Complex litigation and Lower Passaic River, Newark Bay, and Berry's Creek Superfund matters.

  • Developed procedure for addressing environmental insurance claims and negotiated substantial settlements.

  • Negotiated significant federal Superfund and state law environmental Settlements.

  • Performed due diligence reviews of real property and major corporations and undertook emergent ISRA submissions to allow transactions to be consummated.

  • Aided numerous lending institutions in assessing environmental risks associated with various financing arrangements and developing risk assessment policies.

  • Negotiated significant private party cost recovery settlements. 

News

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The Reanaissance of Urban Areas: Woodbridge and Beyond," CIANJ (September 15, 2017)

Moderator, "New Life to Old Cities: Urban Redevelopment," CIANJ Real Property Roundtable (June 10, 2016)

Moderator, "How will Valuations, Tax Changes & Rate Environment Impact you in 2016?," CIANJ Real Property Roundtable (January 29, 2016)

Lecturer, PIA (2014)

Lecturer, NJSCPA (2014)

Lecturer, NJSCPA (2008)

Lecturer, Majess Lecture Series (1995)

Lecturer, Monmouth County Board of Realtors (1990)

Lecturer, HazMat International (1989-1990)

Lecturer, New Jersey Real Estate Commission (1989)

Publications and Presentations

Co-Author, "Keeping Your Neighbor in the Loop: Public Notice of Site Remediation" CIANJ Magazine (November 2008) 

Co-Author, "In Hot Pursuit of NRD Claims," Environmental Claims Journal, 19(4):219-238 (2007)

"NRD Claims: What's Recoverable, What's Not?", NJPA Real Estate Journal (August 25, 2006)

Co-Author, “Cleaning Your Neighbor’s Property,” New Jersey Law Journal (2002) 

Co-Author, “ECRA Compliance,” Mathew Bender New Jersey Transaction Guide (1989)

Co-Author, "The Hidden Costs of a Home Purchase," Garden State Woman Magazine (Issue 47) 

Awards and Honors

New Jersey Super Lawyers - Environmental (2009, 2011-2018)

Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Law Firms - Environmental (2008-2018)

Selected as one of New Jersey’s Women Leaders in the Law (2012)

Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell

Membership

Member, American Bar Association (Section on Natural Resources)

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Sections on Environmental, Corporate and Business Law)

Member, New York State Bar Association (Section on Environmental Law)

Member, Industrial/Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (ICREW)

Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

Member, Environmental Business Council of the Commerce and Industry Association of   New Jersey (EBC)

Master, Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental Inn of Court

Chairperson, Real Property Forum of the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ

Member, Chemical Council of New Jersey

Member, New Jersey License Site Remediation Professional Association

Committee Member, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Near-Term Priorities Committee