October 2013 Chapter Meeting (Joint Meeting with NJ ASSE)

  • 22 Oct 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The American Red Cross, 209 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004


  • For active members in good standing of either AHMP NJ or NJ ASSE Chapters.
  • Open to any full-time student and to hazmat professionals not currently employed.
    Students please bring your student ID to the meeting.
    Others, please bring a copy of your current resume.

Registration is closed

October 2013 Chapter Meeting

How You Can Do a Better Job as an EHS Professional

Stephen R. Geller, Esq.


5:30 Registration
6:30 Dinner & Business Meeting
7:15 Technical Presentation

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Topic: It is clear that doing your job well as an EHS Professional does not insure that unforeseen circumstances will not result in liabilities for you or your employer/client. Simply complying with statutes and regulations will often not protect you from the failure of others to “follow the rules,” or insulate you from criticism of your actions when viewed with hindsight in an investigation or litigation. Instead, preparing for what can go wrong in areas outside of your immediate control may be just as important as regulatory compliance.

In this presentation, an attorney, who is also an engineer, and has more than 30 years of practice experience in environmental, land use and business transaction matters, draws upon legal cases and his experience to describe examples of situations that are likely to be encountered by EHS Professionals, and to suggest ways to anticipate and protect against resulting liabilities.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Stephen R. Geller, a founding member of Himelman, Wertheim & Geller, LLC, has been representing clients in environmental regulatory and litigation matters, commercial transactions, and real estate and land use projects since 1979.

Mr. Geller has defended cases before various State and federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. He has experience in all aspects of environmental law and development, including site remediation, insurance coverage litigation, permitting and enforcement, site acquisition, regulatory approvals, and construction contracting and claims.

Mr. Geller has served as counsel to both the New York City Department of Transportation and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, where he handled complex regulatory and commercial  transactions. Mr. Geller also served as in-house counsel for a major real estate developer. He also worked as a City Planner for the New York Department of City Planning and as an engineer for the Grumman Aerospace Corporation.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Geller has Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering, both from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School where he was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review.

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