Carmella M. Seslar is an associate in the Environmental group at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., focused on environmental regulatory compliance, brownfield and landfill redevelopment, state and federal site remediation, land use permits, and related litigation.
Before joining Wilentz in 2019, Ms. Seslar handled environmental and land use matters throughout New Jersey and New York. She has extensive experience with state and federal environmental remediation, including CERCLA/Superfund litigation and allocations, as well as environmental permitting and regulatory compliance involving wetlands, coastal/CAFRA areas, riparian/tidelands law, and flood hazard areas. She has also counseled clients on development, redevelopment, zoning, and corporate transactions.
Actively involved in the professional legal community, Ms. Seslar is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, and a member of the Professional Women of Building in the Garden State. In 2019, she wrote “Protections Extended to Townhouse Owners Seeking to Rebuild After Sandy,” published by the New Jersey Law Journal, about the Flood Hazard Area Control Act amendments and the Gross v. Iannuzzi precedent-setting court ruling that allows reconstruction of Superstorm Sandy-damaged properties to flood-safety standards without municipal approval.
Ms. Seslar earned her law degree at St. John's University School of Law. While attending King's College, she served as President of Circle K, an international collegiate service organization associated with the Kiwanis International family of service leadership programs. In 2019, Ms. Seslar became a member of Holmdel Kiwanis, an organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children of all ages.
Ms. Seslar is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.