Zachary A. Klein


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Zachary "Zak" Klein handles environmental law matters, including transactional due diligence, corporate sustainability, and state and federal permitting. He has experience representing multiple municipalities in appeals of stormwater permitting reassignment by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Zak also advocated before the State Senate and Assembly on New Jersey's single-use plastics and minimum recycled content statutes, as well as proposed EPR legislation.

Prior to joining private practice, Zak was an Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow with the National Sea Grant Law Center and the Policy Attorney for a New Jersey non-profit. He prides himself on offering comprehensive analysis and creative solutions that are tailored to clients' needs. Zak has been published and spoken at conferences on a wide range of topics, including the federal authorization of offshore aquaculture and the legal implications of PFAS for commercial composting operations.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented county landfill during submission and approval of DEP petition to expand operations

Represented NJ county in negotiations with transportation company and insurance carrier for reimbursement after release of potentially hazardous chemicals at rest stop

Served as the solicitor for a Municipal Utility Authority in Burlington County, NJ



Education and Credentials

Boston College Law School, J.D., 2019
The George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2015
State of New Jersey
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Burlington County Bar Association

Recognition and Community


Alliance for a Living Ocean, Board Member

Boston College, Adjunct Faculty, 2019