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Founding Shareholder

George J. Tyler, Esq.

George J. Tyler is a founding shareholder of the firm now known as Tyler Aversano & Krantz, P.C. Mr. Tyler handles a wide variety of business, corporate, land use and real estate matters, including general counseling, administrative agency practice, permit prosecution and related litigation. He concentrates in environmental law with extensive practice before both state and federal environmental agencies. During his seventeen-year career with NJDEP, Mr. Tyler served as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Environmental Quality and for six years as the Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Management. A graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Tyler holds a JD degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a frequent lecturer on environmental law.

Mr. Tyler is a member of the NJDEP Site Remediation Advisory Group, the New Jersey Builders Association Environmental Committee, the Chemistry Council Environmental Committee and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Energy and Environment Committee.

Mr. Tyler represents development and industrial clients, particularly in the commercial and residential real estate, chemical, mining and waste management sectors. He has worked extensively on “brownfields” redevelopment projects including the Somerset Station Transit Village redevelopment, South Bound Brook redevelopment, the OENJ developments at the Elizabeth and Bayonne landfills, the Mercer County Hockey Arena on a former industrial site in Trenton, and the closure and reuse of the Edgeboro and Kinsley’s Landfills.

On a pro-bono basis, Mr. Tyler has represented the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Seeds of Hope Ministries (Camden, N.J.) the Princeton Alliance Church, the Princeton Community Church and the Fellowship Alliance Chapel. Mr. Tyler is also a volunteer at New Jersey State Prison for Prison Fellowship Ministries.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law Newark, New Jersey Juris Doctor, cum laude, June 1974
  • Manhattan College Riverdale, New York Bachelor of Engineering, 1969
  • Bergen Catholic High School Oradell, New Jersey

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member Chair, Environmental Law Section 1992-1993 Chair, Legislative Committee 1992-2002 Member, Board of Directors 1987-1994
  • New Jersey Builders Association, Environmental Committee Member
  • New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Environmental Quality Committee Member
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Site Advisory Group
  • Chemistry Council of New Jersey, Environmental Committee Member
  • Prison Fellowship Ministries, New Jersey Ministry Leadership Team 1997-Present

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