• Phoebe Youhanna focuses her work on environmental law and the impact on real estate and development, concentrating on compliance and transactional work, development and land use law, and local government law, as well as federal and state environmental litigation. Working primarily with public entities, she has counseled public clients on a variety of issues including environmental liabilities, exposure and contribution. She has also counseled clients in complex redevelopment and environmental matters, including with respect to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) and the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL).  She has worked on involved litigation matters concerning sewerage authorities and redevelopment matters, with issues relating to the Sewerage Authorities Law (SAL) and contract disputes. Her work with public entities has thoroughly acquainted her with drafting detailed ordinances, which she has done for municipalities, and resolutions, which she has done for municipalities, sewerage authorities and planning boards. She has also drafted complex agreements, including with respect to redevelopment agreements.

    Prior to joining the firm, Phoebe was associated with a prominent New Jersey environmental, redevelopment and local government law firm. Previously, she was a foreclosure mediator for the New Jersey Office of Dispute Settlement, where she handled the State foreclosure program for New Jersey’s southern counties.

    Prior to attending law school. Phoebe worked as an editorial assistant at a niche academic publisher and has catalogued a small library. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section, Young Lawyers Division, where she has served as an assistant editor to the YLD newsletter, Dictum, and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

    • Co-author, “NJDEP Extends Environmental Remediation Deadlines for Certain Administrative Requirements and Technical Requirements,” The Middlesex Advocate, February 2021
    • "So, the State Might Legalize Marijuana, But Where Do You Plan on Growing It?" The Municipal Opt-Out Provision, 43 Dictum, April 2019 No. 2 at 13.
    • "All Costs Means All Costs: The Third Circuit Decides Owner Liability Under CERCLA," 33 The Middlesex Advocate, February 2019 Vol. 33 No. 6 at 3.
    • Co-Author, Vermont Law Top10 Environmental Watch List 2014: 5. China Regulates CO2 Emissions (2014)
    • New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Section, Young Lawyers Division, Member
    • Middlesex Bar Association, Member
    • Central Jersey Choral Society, Choir Member