Steven J. Picco

Steven J. Picco

Of Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (609) 452-3153
Fax: (609) 452-6110

Primary Office

Princeton
650 College Road East
Suite 4000
Princeton, NJ 08540-6603

Steven J. Picco

Of Counsel

With more than 35 years of experience as an environmental and energy lawyer, Steven Picco focuses his practice in administrative, environmental and energy law, government affairs and land use. He has served as an Assistant Commissioner of both the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New Jersey Department of Energy. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, having been recently reappointed by Governor Christie.

Steven's nationally recognized work in the environmental area includes representing clients in litigation matters, government relations, government contracts, and administrative appeals. In the energy arena, he represents clients on issues relating to alternative energy projects, including siting, permitting, financing and governmental incentives. He also represents clients on land use and zoning matters at the local level.

Steven provides strategic and governmental affairs advice to businesses throughout the country. He has represented projects at port facilities on the East Coast and throughout the Gulf Coast. He is actively involved in advising clients involved in the Marcellus and Utica plays, and assisting in the planning and development of infrastructure projects for the movement and ultimate delivery of that product.

In addition to his service on the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, Steven has served as a Commissioner and Chair on the Delaware River Basin Commission, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and on the boards and committees of other governmental, civic and charitable organizations within the region and nationally.

He is frequently tapped to speak and write on a range of environmental and economic development issues.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Member of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" National Tier 1 ranked Environmental Law Practice

Named Princeton, NJ Best Lawyers Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2011

Named a "Top Attorney in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut," Environmental Law, by New York Magazine, 2010

Designated a Who's Who Legal by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Environmental Law

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Environmental Law" by Chambers USA, 2007 to present

Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine, 2005 to present

Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, 1989 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

Vice Chair, New Jersey Water Supply Authority

Member, Board of Directors, Hopewell Valley Community Bank

Member, Board of Directors, Karykion, Corp.

Member, Board of Directors, South Jersey chapter, American Heart Association

Member, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ECRA/ISRA Advisory Committee

Former Chairman and current member, Board of Trustees, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton and the RWJ Health Care Corporation at Hamilton

Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Northeast-Midwest Institute

Former President, American Credit Association

Former Member, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Former Member and Chair, Delaware River Basin Commission

Former Member, Board of Trustees, NEW JOBS

Former Treasurer, Heritage Affiliate of the American Heart Association

Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1975

B.S., Rider University, 1970

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

With more than 35 years of experience as an environmental and energy lawyer, Steven Picco focuses his practice in administrative, environmental and energy law, government affairs and land use. He has served as an Assistant Commissioner of both the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New Jersey Department of Energy. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, having been recently reappointed by Governor Christie.

Steven's nationally recognized work in the environmental area includes representing clients in litigation matters, government relations, government contracts, and administrative appeals. In the energy arena, he represents clients on issues relating to alternative energy projects, including siting, permitting, financing and governmental incentives. He also represents clients on land use and zoning matters at the local level.

Steven provides strategic and governmental affairs advice to businesses throughout the country. He has represented projects at port facilities on the East Coast and throughout the Gulf Coast. He is actively involved in advising clients involved in the Marcellus and Utica plays, and assisting in the planning and development of infrastructure projects for the movement and ultimate delivery of that product.

In addition to his service on the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, Steven has served as a Commissioner and Chair on the Delaware River Basin Commission, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and on the boards and committees of other governmental, civic and charitable organizations within the region and nationally.

He is frequently tapped to speak and write on a range of environmental and economic development issues.