Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has served the New Jersey business community for over 130 years. Distinguished for its unparalleled representation of financial institutions since the founding of the firm, Riker Danzig has become a preeminent, full-service law firm. In addition to its two New Jersey offices in Morristown and Trenton, the firm has offices in Midtown Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford. Riker Danzig serves as regional trial counsel and national defense counsel for some of the country's largest corporations in a wide variety of matters, while also representing many family-owned businesses and middle-market companies. The Firm provides corporate counseling to numerous financial, commercial, manufacturing and service organizations and has highly-respected practices in trial and appellate litigation, products liability, environmental law, insurance, corporate law, bankruptcy, governmental affairs, labor and employment, real estate, tax, and trusts and estates.
Laurie J. Sands is Counsel in the Environmental Group of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, based in Morristown, New Jersey with additional offices in Trenton, midtown Manhattan, White Plains, and Stamford. Laurie has focused her legal career on environmental law issues, representing clients in complex environmental litigation involving claims under CERCLA, RCRA, the Water Pollution Control Act and the New Jersey Spill Act. She has negotiated numerous settlements involving clean-up costs for contaminated sites and natural resource damages. Laurie also routinely counsels clients with respect to regulatory compliance and transactions regarding contaminated property and has an interest in maritime law. Prior to beginning her legal career, she spent six years at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Laurie is a past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and the ABA Admiralty and Maritime Committee. She is a former Barrister of the Justice Stewart G. Pollock Environmental Inn of Court.