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July 30, 2020 | CSG Renewable Energy & Sustainability Alert

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Extends TREC Program

On July 29, 2020, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (the “Board”) issued an order (“Order”) extending the Transitional Renewable Energy Certificate (“TREC”) program. Prior to the Order, all solar energy generating systems registered in the TREC program must achieve commercial operation by April 30, 2021 to qualify for the generation of TRECs. The Order extends the April 30, 2021 deadline to October 30, 2021. As such, all projects that have been registered in the TREC program have until October 30, 2021 to achieve commercial operation. 


August 11, 2020

PALS: Leaping 3 Common Hurdles

The Honorable Patricia K. Costello and Shirley U. Emehelu will conduct a Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc. (“PALS”) virtual CLE workshop on Tuesday, August 11, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. The program entitled, “Leaping 3 Common Hurdles,” will provide career development skills for attorneys including effective communication with colleagues, adversaries and judges; the ethics underlying the partner-associate relationship; and virtual/in-person courtroom etiquette and protocol. Panelists will also address specific questions and concerns following the presentation.  

July 29, 2020

LIFARS/CSG - Giving Diligence its Due: Timeless Strategies for Surviving Change

CSG's Michelle A. Schaap will join Ondrej Krehel, CEO and Founder of LIFARS, LLC, and Roota Almeida, CISO with Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut, on Wednesday, July 29, from 3:00 – 3:45 PM EDT for a virtual discussion around strategy and best practices in the face of the current escalated legal and cyber threat landscape.  

July 15, 2020

ISEA 2020 Summit Series - Connected Workers: The Legal and Regulatory Landscape

Michelle A. Schaap participated in the International Safety Equipment Association's 2020 Summit Series on Wednesday, July 15. The webinar entitled, "Connected Workers: The Legal and Regulatory Landscape,” covered digital technologies that better connect workers with their occupational environment for productivity, safety and quality gains.  



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August 5, 2020

Real Estate NJ: Relaxed deadlines could bring new attention, momentum to Opportunity Zone projects

Francis J. Giantomasi and Bozena M. Diaz were featured in a Real Estate NJ article discussing the state of New Jersey's Opportunity Zone marketplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent steps taken by the Internal Revenue Service to sustain the program's momentum and investors' appetite for 1031 exchanges as an alternative amid the uncertainty.  

August 3, 2020

COMMERCE Magazine: Managing Risk and Avoiding Liability During COVID-19

Christopher R. Paldino was featured in a COMMERCE Magazine editorial roundtable posing the question to legal leaders across the State, "How are you advising clients to avoid legal risks during the pandemic? Strategies? Best practices?"  

July 17, 2020

New Jersey Law Journal: Diversity and Inclusion - What Your Law Firm Can Do

Jenny Chung, Associate with CSG's Litigation Group and President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, was featured in a New Jersey Law Journal article discussing measures law firms can adopt to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace.   


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July 2, 2020

EPA Sets Termination Date for Temporary Policy Suspending Certain Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Due to COVID-19

On June 29, 2020, the EPA issued a memo notifying applicable members of the regulated community that effective August 31, 2020, it is terminating the temporary policy suspending certain monitoring and reporting requirements.

May 5, 2020

NJDEP Proposes Amendments to Existing Remediation Standards

On April 6, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("NJDEP") proposed substantial changes to the Remediation Standards at N.J.A.C. 7:26D, promulgated under the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq. ("Brownfield Act"). The proposal seeks to amend the existing Remediation Standards in a number of ways, many of which have potential for significant impacts on ongoing and future remediation in the state. The following is a brief discussion of some, but not all, of the changes that NJDEP proposes.

May 1, 2020

The Life of a Data Breach: The "Gift" That Keeps on Giving

You are in a fantasy football league registered under your email and your password. Unbeknownst to you, however, the league's site has been breached, and access credentials have been stolen. The site discovers the breach, investigates the breach, and gives notice to impacted individuals.


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