John Scagnelli’s environmental law practice covers the entire environmental law field, including environmental compliance, environmental litigation, environmental auditing, environmental permitting and environmental counseling. Mr. Scagnelli has had extensive legal experience servicing law firms, businesses and public entities. He serves as environmental counsel for banks and lending institutions, commercial and industrial companies, states and municipalities, real estate development organizations, and other organizations.
Mr. Scagnelli’s environmental work includes projects relating to state environmental transaction statutes such as the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA); the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); state spill cleanup and reporting statutes; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts; federal and state Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know Legislation; federal and state occupational safety and health statutes; federal and state asbestos requirements; and federal and state underground storage tank regulations.
Mr. Scagnelli has been named to the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” list, most recently in 2011. The list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine in conjunction with New Jersey Monthly Magazine, is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Mr. Scagnelli was just recently selected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to serve on one of the four teams created as part of NJDEP’s current reform of the Site Remediation process begun under the Site Remediation Reform Act of 2009. He has been named Chair of the Measures of Success Team, where he will focus primarily on assessing the strengths and weaknesses of NJDEP’s Site Remediation Program and making recommendations on changes that can be made to strengthen the Program.
John Scagnelli manages, defines and protects the intellectual property assets of entities operating in a wide variety of industries. His knowledge and experience in intellectual property law enables him to assist clients in virtually all intellectual property matters, ranging from the selection and registration of trademarks and service marks to the copyright protection of materials such as printed and electronic literature, computer software, and product designs.
Mr. Scagnelli’s experience in intellectual property has led to many successes in the negotiation and preparation of licensing agreements and contacts, including trademark licensing agreements and publishing contracts, to name a few. Mr. Scagnelli has represented numerous clients in the purchase or sale of many types of intellectual property and has participated in intellectual property lawsuits that have included licensing/contract suits and disputes concerning various forms of of intellectual property and unfair competition. In addition, he counsels clients on intellectual property matters in connection with technology transfer, infringement, and validity opinions, as well as the intellectual property of mergers and acquisitions.
District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court
Professional Associations & Memberships
Institute of Environmental Auditing, Authorities Association of New Jersey (Solid Waste Committee), New York State Mediation (Board Member), Waste Resources Association, Delaware Water Basin (Director), Interstate Sanitation Commission (Chairman), Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association