Aaron J. Aber

Aber, Aron

Aaron Aber advises clients on a variety of environmental matters. Aaron has experience working on federal, state, and local permitting for offshore wind and land-based infrastructure projects; due diligence for real property and energy asset acquisitions; and state and federal land use and hazardous waste litigation. He has assessed permitting and compliance issues under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, and the New York State Brownfields Cleanup Program.

During law school, Aaron worked as a law clerk in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, and as a legal intern at the U.S. Forest Service Ecosystem Management Coordination Office.




  • B.S. Environmental Science summa cum laude University of Maryland, College Park 2016
  • J.D. with high honors The George Washington University Law School 2020
    • Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Law Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
    • Member, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Leadership Development Program, 2022 – 2023
    • Hot news contributor, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
    • Programming, Environmental Disclosure Committee
    • Vice chair, Membership, Public Lands and Resources Committee


Pro Bono

  • Serves as a visiting attorney at the Environmental Law Institute, where he collaborates with practitioners, academics, and activists in the development of an environmental justice pro bono clearinghouse