Cristina Stummer concentrates her practice on environmental law, with a particular focus on regulatory compliance, complex liability transfer agreements, insurance recovery and environmental litigation in both civil and administrative forums.
Cristina counsels clients on complex air compliance and permitting matters, and on navigating the site remediation and brownfield redevelopment process. Her practice includes pursuing or defending claims for cost recovery and defending clients against natural resource damages claims under both federal and state law.
Cristina’s key environmental practice areas cover:
- Environmental due diligence and compliance and remediation liability risk assessment, in complex stock, asset and real estate transactions.
- Compliance with the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), in stock, asset and real estate transactions.
- Structuring and drafting environmental liability transfer agreements.
- Advising on environmental insurance recovery for current operations and legacy sites under New Jersey’s continuous trigger theory.
- Cost recovery and contribution claims under CERCLA.
- Defense of New Jersey Spill Act and Environmental Rights Act claims.
- Assessment and defense of natural resource damages claims under federal and state law.
- Development and implementation of community outreach programs involving complex environmental remediation with offsite impacts.
- Air compliance and permitting under federal and state law.
- Defense of administrative enforcement actions before EPA Region II and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for alleged air compliance, site remediation, UST, SPCC, DPCC, and wetlands violations.
On behalf of trade associations, Cristina has also counseled on and litigated challenges to environmental regulations, with a focus on the site remediation process.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Cristina was an associate at Reed Smith, LLP. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
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