Colleen Donovan, the Commercial Real Estate and Development Transactions practice group chair, practices in the areas of financial services, environmental, and real estate law. Colleen regularly represents lending institutions in all types of real estate financings. Colleen has had significant experience advising lenders in the work-out and restructuring of loans. She also represents developers, sellers, purchasers, landlords, tenants, and lenders on the sale, acquisition, and leasing of real estate, and related financing of commercial and industrial properties.
Colleen advises lenders with respect to compliance obligations under New Jersey's Industrial Site Recovery Act (formerly the Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act), underground storage tank regulations, and other laws regulating the use and disposition of real estate in New Jersey. Colleen counsels clients on all environmental aspects of the purchase and disposition of real property and businesses, including ISRA compliance, environmental due diligence, Superfund and other liability concerns, and permitting. Her practice includes environmental issues in landlord-tenant and predecessor landowner matters. She frequently works with environmental consultants, overseeing the preparation of remedial investigations and remedial action workplans, and assists a wide variety of clients with environmental compliance and permitting issues before state agencies. She also represents clients with regard to inspection and compliance reviews for sites throughout the nation. Colleen is a member of the firm's Executive Board.
Represented Fortune 100 company as real estate and environmental counsel involving the ground lease of a Superfund site for retail purposes
Represented lender as environmental counsel in a $475 million loan transaction involving the development of a cogeneration facility in New Jersey
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory as a leading real estate attorney in New Jersey, 2007-2016
Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, (Thomson Reuters), Real Estate, Business 2006-2016
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2007-2017
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell