Janine G. Bauer


Janine G. Bauer has successfully represented large corporate and medium to small business clients in purchase, sale, lease, option, merger and other corporate transactions and contracts since 1985. 

Janine is also an experienced land use and zoning attorney, handling development and redevelopment matters, historic preservation and historic tax credits, and brownfields remediation and redevelopment. Janine’s expertise with site remediation, cost recovery, transportation, infrastructure, historic preservation, and permitting creates efficiency for clients looking to develop sites with legacy contamination issues that require approvals from different agencies and coordination with experts including civil engineering, geotechnical, environmental, air quality, storm water, vapor intrusion, and others to navigate the process successfully. Janine is also experienced with transportation improvement programs, capital planning, access permits, and infrastructure development processes including NEPA, Section 106, Section 4f, and transit and other federal grant and legislative funding processes. 

Janine is familiar with all aspects of soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment hazardous substance contamination and compliance, cost recovery, contribution, allocation, and defense of enforcement actions. Janine is currently co-chair of PRP groups at two Superfund sites in the process of remediation, and is counsel to numerous clients remediating sites under supervision of NJDEP or a licensed site remediation professional. Janine has handled numerous litigation matters, including complex, multiparty environmental litigation, for over 37 years. 

Janine has also represented plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation including asbestos exposure and talc-induced mesothelioma in New Jersey’s mass tort litigation venued in Middlesex County, N.J., medical surveillance cases, and PFAS compound-exposure well water cases venued in federal court in Camden. 

Janine is admitted to and regularly practices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida and is admitted in several federal courts within those jurisdictions. Janine is a strategic and experienced trial lawyer, and a former criminal prosecutor in Mercer County, N.J.  Janine is also a registered legislative agent in New Jersey, and advises municipalities and other public entities and private clients. 

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Lower Manhattan Development Corp., Transportation Advisory Committee
MOVE NY/ NYC Economic Development Corporation, 1999 – 2003
New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section
New Jersey Environmental American Inn of Court
New York City Bar Association
New York County Lawyer Association
The Florida Bar

New Jersey Super Lawyers List Issued by Thomson Reuters – Environmental Litigation, 2018 – 2022
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Professional Achievement Award, 1990

J.D. – Rutgers University School of Law, 1984
Honors: Cum Laude
Best Brief, Moot Court, Am. Jur. Award Contracts and Criminal Procedure
Rutgers Law Journal: Symposium Editor, Editorial Board, 1983 – 1984
B.A. – Syracuse University
Deans List

Gateway Development Commission – 2020
Essex County Board of Freeholders, 2018
South Orange Village, NJ – Trustee, 2009 – 2013
South Orange Planning Board, 1999 – 2007, 2009