Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. is pleased to announce that Andrew B. Robins joined the Firm and will be heading up the Environmental Law Practice Group. Mr. Robins brings his vast environmental law experience to the Firm where he will counsel clients in regulatory compliance, cost recovery litigation, redevelopment, brownfields, transaction negotiation and risk analysis.

“Andy’s practice fits perfectly with our multidisciplinary approach to brownfield and portfield development and the adaptive re-use of industrial properties,” said Ted Zangari, chair of the Firm’s Redevelopment Law Practice Group.

Mr. Robins, formerly of Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, is often invited to speak and write on a variety of environmental law topics, such as cost recovery, “brownfields” redevelopment, ISRA/ECRA, voluntary cleanups, underground storage tanks, medical waste regulation, wetlands regulation, permit acquisition and air pollution.

Mr. Robins has received numerous honors and awards including the Chairman’s Award from the New Jersey Builders Association Redevelopment and Brownfields Committee, the President’s Award from the NJ-NAIOP Regulatory Committee and was inducted into the Associates Hall of Fame of the New Jersey Builder’s Association. He is listed in the 2010 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under environmental law, has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America under environmental law and litigation-environmental, and is listed in the 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers.

Mr. Robins received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1986 and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.