Michael Plumb represents clients in environmental litigation claims, regulatory and compliance counseling, and enforcement. He also represents clients building and permitting new and existing energy infrastructure.
Michael’s litigation experience covers all aspects of environmental law, representing a diverse array of clients in litigation related to environmental permitting and enforcement, and responsibility for discharges of hazardous substances, through all stages of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal. He routinely defends property owners and other responsible parties against NJDEP enforcement actions. He also regularly advises clients in environmental due diligence related to the purchase and sale of commercial property. If necessary, he works closely with environmental consultants and LSRPs to efficiently resolve environmental issues that arise during due diligence.
Within the energy sector, Michael helps clients navigate through the permitting and siting processes of such infrastructure projects as natural gas transmission pipelines, electricity transmission lines, combined cycle natural gas EGUs, and solar facilities.
Michael teaches the “Legal Environment of Business” to graduate students as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and an officer of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Additionally, he is an active member of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental Inn of Court.
Prior to attending law school, Michael worked as an environmental engineer specializing in environmental due diligence and regulatory compliance. Before joining CSG, Michael was an associate in the environmental practice group of Carter Ledyard & Milburn.
New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook, Ninth Edition, contributing author Energy and the Environment (expected publication December 2020)
Annual Environmental CLE Update (May 10, 2016)
NJDEP Proposes Category One Designation for 749 Miles of Rivers and Streams (March 2019)
Appellate Division Affirms NJDEP Discretionary Denial of Waiver Rule Application (November 2017)
No Spill Act Liability for the State of New Jersey for Discharges Occurring Prior to 1977 (March 2017)
Failure to Conduct Preliminary Assessment Renders General Partners Individually Liable Under the Spill Act (January 2016)
25 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 12, 2019)
33 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 19, 2018)
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Announces Six Attorney Promotions (December 19, 2016)