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Jeffrey B. Wagenbach, Jeffrey B.

Jeffrey B. Wagenbach

Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP
Morristown, NJ
(973) 451-8524


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1982 (with honors in History)

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Experience

Jeffrey B. Wagenbach is a partner in the environmental group of New Jersey law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP.  In a state noted for its strict and pace-setting environmental legislation, Riker Danzig’s Environmental Law Group is among the largest and most diverse practices of its kind.  Riker Danzig’s environmental clients include individual property owners, real estate developers, lending institutions, and publicly and privately held companies ranging in size from the very small to large multinational Fortune 500 corporations. The group handles matters ranging from hazardous substances, air, water and noise pollution, and solid waste to real estate development, and permitting and counseling.

Mr. Wagenbach’s practice covers a wide variety of areas, focusing on regulatory and transactional matters. He is frequently involved in litigation. He has developed a particular expertise in industrial site-recovery matters for guiding the process in a way that keeps the business goals in mind while addressing relevant regulatory issues. Recent cases involve complex air permitting and enforcement matters involving overlapping jurisdiction of state and federal regulators.  In addition, Mr. Wagenbach is well known for his work on wetlands cases that involve historical sites and buildings that are protected by the national Historic Preservation Act.

Mr. Wagenbach represents Fortune 500 firms and medium-sized companies alike.  Past and present clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Organon International Inc., Genzyme Biosurgery, Gerber Plumbing, and Pramar Realty. He also serves as New Jersey environmental counsel for a number of New York law firms, including Thelen Reid & Priest and Ropes & Gray.

The 2005 and 2006 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client’s Guides named Mr. Wagenbach one of the leading environmental lawyers in the state, calling him “excellent in dealing with the most complex issues” and an “authority on historic buildings and wetlands.”

A frequent speaker and author on environmental topics, including underground storage tanks, water and wetlands compliance and permitting, site remediation procedures and requirements, and ISRA, Mr. Wagenbach has been a panelist at briefings presented by Riker Danzig addressing New Jersey’s ISRA legislation and various other environmental topics.

Mr. Wagenbach is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, (Environmental Law Section) and the American Bar Association (Natural Resources Section).  He earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

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