DeCotiis

Michael G. Luchkiw

Michael Luchkiw is a partner in the firm's Teaneck office, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law and Green practice groups. He joined the firm in 1987.

For over 20 years, Mr. Luchkiw's practice has focused on counseling clients in environmental matters. He provides advice and counsel in the applicability of, and strategies for, obtaining nearly every form of state and Federal environmental permit for large, complex projects. He has counseled proponents of manufacturing facilities, energy facilities, wastewater treatment plants, residential, commercial and industrial facilities in identifying and obtaining environmental permits necessary to ensure successful project completion.  In particular, Mr. Luchkiw has extensive experience with environmental land use regulation issues relating to development in environmentally sensitive areas.  

Mr. Luchkiw also counsels clients regarding industrial site property transfer and clean-up, underground storage tank matters, hazardous waste handling and permit compliance and air emission standards. He also participates in negotiation and preparation of contracts, Administrative Consent Orders, Memoranda of Agreement and private site remediation agreements. Mr. Luchkiw is versed in all aspects of the site remediation process including development and negotiation of appropriate remedial action work plans and cost allocation formula among potentially responsible parties to site contamination.

Representative Cases:

Meadowlands Xanadu – Mr. Luchkiw served as counsel to the developers with respect to procurement of all permits and approvals necessary to construct and operate Xanadu, a $2 plus-billion mixed-use development of over 5 million sq. ft. on the New Jersey Sports Complex site. He also authored the article Xanadu in New Jersey: A Vision Becomes Reality in Real Estate Weekly.

Borgata Hotel and Casino -   Mr. Luchkiw served as counsel to Mirage Corporation with respect to permit procurement, site remediation and landfill closure issues associated with construction of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

Sovereign Bank Arena – Mr. Luchkiw served as counsel to the Mercer County Improvement Authority with respect to permitting and site remediation issues relating to construction of the Sovereign Bank Arena, a 10,000 seat multi-use facility that has been used for hockey, basketball and entertainment events.

Mr. Luchkiw received his B.A. cum laude from St. John’s University in 1983.  He received his J.D. from Syracuse University in 1986.  He has been a New Jersey resident for 19 years.

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey (1987)
District of Columbia (1990)
U.S. Supreme Court (1991)
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1987)

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Michael G. Luchkiw
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard, Ste.31

Teaneck, NJ 07666
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