Mr. DeCotiis' focus is on Transactional and Business Law, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Law and Municipal Law. He specializes in providing high-level strategic counsel for clients who are engaged in complex, long-term, large-scale projects. His areas of expertise include siting and permitting issues for large mixed-use commercial undertakings, waste-to-energy facilities and financing matters associated with public/private projects. He represents clients at all levels of administrative and government operation – local, county, state and Federal, particularly the Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. DeCotiis served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor James Florio from 1992 to 1993. He has broad experience in the representation of public entities and officials at all levels of government. He has particular expertise in the areas of local tax, municipal finance, governance and solid waste.
Mr. DeCotiis served as Chairman of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (1985 to 1992) and as a Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (1980 to 1984).
Mr. DeCotiis received his B.S. from Monmouth College in 1965 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School in 1969.
New Jersey (1969)
Professional Memberships, Associations and Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
Bergen County Bar Association
American Bar Association