Governor James J. Florio Honored at New Jersey Conservation Foundation 60th Anniversary Kickoff
Posted October 20, 2019
Former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio, a Founding Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, was one of five former New Jersey Governors honored by New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Governors Thomas Kean, James Florio, Brendan Byrne (posthumously), Christie Todd Whitman and James McGreevey were lauded for their contributions to protect New Jersey’s environment, and for their support of New Jersey Conservation Foundation during six decades of land preservation work and environmental advocacy. Gov. Florio was specifically recognized for his work on the National Parks and Recreation Act. The event was held on October 19, 2019 at Somerset Hills Golf Club in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, a private not-for-profit organization, is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has protected over 120,000 acres of natural areas and farmland in New Jersey – from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bay, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks.
Governor Florio, based in the Cherry Hill office of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, is Chairman of the firm’s energy, environmental law, government and regulatory affairs and the healthcare law groups. Serving as the 49th Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1990 through 1994 and in the United States House of Representatives from 1974 – 1990, Gov. Florio has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. He is a Senior Fellow for Public Policy and Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein Graduate School of Public Policy at Rutgers University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the NJ Health Care Quality Institute, is Co-Chairman of the Regional Plan Association’s New Jersey Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees Fund for New Jersey. He holds numerous honorary degrees and was the 1993 recipient of the “Profile in Courage Award” by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. In 2008, he was designated as a Lifetime Honoree Member of the New Jersey Short Line Railroad Association. Gov. Florio graduated from Trenton State College, received the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship from Columbia University, and earned his law degree from Rutgers School of Law – Camden.
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC was founded in 1996 by New Jersey Governor James Florio after leaving public office and Michael J. Perrucci, well known as a litigation trial attorney in numerous million dollar federal and state cases. With offices in Phillipsburg, Cherry Hill and Rochelle Park in New Jersey; Bethlehem and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and New York City, the firm is recognized as one of the fastest growing law firms in the Tri-State area. For more than 20 years, the firm successfully represents public and private sector clients with legal strategy, government advocacy and business solutions.
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