Day Pitney Partner Todd Terhune was recognized with a "Good Scout Award" by the Patriots' Path Council, Boy Scouts of America at the 2023 Legal Service Award Dinner held last night at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott.
The annual event honors individuals for their good works in and for the legal community and beyond. Recipients are selected by past honorees for service as exemplary role models for the youth in their community and country by virtue of their vocations or avocations and by living their lives according to the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law.
"Thank you to the Boy Scouts of America. I've been a life-long Scout and recognize the positive impact it has had on me throughout my life," said Terhune. "I believe in the values that being a Scout has taught me, and I will continue to honor those principles in both my personal and professional life."
Terhune is a partner and vice chair of Day Pitney's Environmental practice where he helps manufacturers and industrial real estate owners and developers navigate state and federal environmental laws, including environmental due diligence, ISRA compliance, water and wetlands, site remediation, environmental permitting, environmental cost recovery, and other environmental regulatory compliance issues related to real estate and business transactions or resulting from regulatory action.
Terhune routinely engages with and appears before the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other regulatory bodies, where environmental compliance requirements are triggered by transactions or regulatory actions. With more than three decades of practicing exclusively in the environmental field, initially as a licensed professional engineer and for over 20 years as an attorney, Terhune brings a practical, business-oriented approach to solving environmental problems faced by industry and industrial real estate developers and owners. His technical background as an environmental engineering consultant has proven to be an invaluable asset when discussing and negotiating technically driven legal issues with environmental consultants, LSRPs, regulators, and adversaries.
When he is not practicing law, Terhune is actively involved in his community, including as a volunteer at the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Boonton, NJ. He has also served as a Past Chair and a member of the Mountain Lakes Environmental Commission, Past Trustee of the Community Church of Mountain Lakes, and volunteered with the Mountain Lakes Swim Team. Terhune received his B.S. from Widener University and his J.D. from Widener University Law School. He clerked for the U.S. EPA Office of the Regional Counsel in Philadelphia during law school and is admitted to practice in New Jersey.