Susan C. Karp

Susan C. Karp

Of Counsel

Susan C. Karp is Of Counsel to the Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department and focuses on environmental law.  Known as a straightforward practitioner with a practical approach to resolving environmental issues in transactional and regulatory settings, Ms. Karp counsels developers, buyers, sellers, owners, operators and lenders in connection with a broad array of environmental matters concerning commercial and industrial properties.  Her practice is national in scope and encompasses a broad range of issues, including due diligence counseling, evaluating environmental conditions and liabilities related to the acquisition and disposition of industrial and commercial properties, evaluating remedial options and associated cleanup costs, and identifying avenues of remediation cost recovery, including state and federal financial incentive programs and general liability insurance.

As an active member of NAIOP NJ’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Industrial Site Recovery Act Committee, Ms. Karp regularly reviews and comments on legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the commercial and industrial real estate industry.  She is also a board member and past president of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey.

Noted in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, “Susan Karp is well versed in advising on the environmental issues arising from corporate and commercial transactions, as well as compliance matters. Clients say they ‘cannot speak highly enough of her,’ and go on to say that she is ‘very astute, smart and capable’ and ‘very easy to work with.’” 

Before joining the Firm, Ms. Karp was a Partner at Cole Schotz.

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Rankings & Recognition

Chambers USA®* 2013-2018, New Jersey Environmental Law 

Advocacy Award 2012, NAIOP NJ 

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2010-2018, Environmental

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Board of Directors, Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREW NJ)
— Past President
— Co-Chair, Legal Action Committee
— Member, Regulatory Affairs Committee
New Jersey State Bar Association
— Chair, Industrial Site Recovery Act Committee (ISRA) and Environmental 
     Issues Committee