Environmental

Environmental law is in a state of constant change. As new regulations emerge and existing standards shift, we help our clients stay ahead of the curve with consultation and representation in a full array of environmental and land-use matters, including:

  • Best practices and policies
  • Prosecution of environmental claims
  • State and federal regulatory compliance
  • Defence against regulatory enforcement actions
  • Consent order negotiation with state and federal agencies

We also have an extensive background navigating key environmental legislation, standards and incentive programs, including:

  • The Federal Clean Air Act
  • The Federal Clean Water Act
  • The New York Oil Spill Law
  • The EPA’s Brownfields Land Revitalization Programs
  • The Resource Conversation and Recovery Act of 1976
  • The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA)


Environmental Legal Services

Environmental Services Continued

  • Wetlands and floodplain issues
  • Renewable and energy savings projects
  • Solid waste and wastewater regulation matters
  • Environmental due diligence for acquisition or sale of property
  • Review and negotiation of ground leases for solar development
  • Reduction of environmental liability exposure through favorable contract terms


Land Use Services

  • Zoning matters
  • SEQRA guidance
  • Use variances and special permits
  • New York Real Property Tax Law matters
  • Easement preparation, including conservation easements
  • Regulatory change through the draft and submission of local ordinances

Representative Experience

  • Represented the purchaser of three coal-fired power plants and continue to represent the client with regard to compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • Represented the seller of an aluminum foundry, and, upon waiver of conflict of interest, represented the purchaser in demolition and redevelopment of the property

  • Representing a Town as Special Counsel to advise them on a proposed wind-turbine development project
  • Represented 68 plaintiffs in a successful nuisance lawsuit against a wind-turbine developer
  • Represented a brewery/restaurant with regard to waste-water treatment issues

Environmental Clients We Represent

Businesses & Non-Profits

  • Public & Private Companies
  • S-Corp, C-Corp & LLC
  • Non-profits

Construction Firms

  • General Contractors
  • Architecture & Design Firms
  • Construction Firms
  • Speciality Firms: Electrical, Masonry
  • Construction Materials Suppliers

Hospitality

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Franchises

Government Agencies

  • Housing Agencies
  • City & State Agencies
  • Municipalities

Real Estate

  • Property Managers
  • Property Owners
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Property Owners
  • Buying / Selling Agents

Individuals

  • Private Individuals
  • Sole Proprietors
  • And more

Environmental Law Insights

  • MWBE NYS Minority Women Business Enterprise

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