New York


Environment - New York


Band 1 | Bryan Cave LLP

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What the team is known for Held in high esteem for its representation of clients in the full spectrum of environmental matters. Frequently advises financial institutions, businesses and government agencies on development projects.

Work highlights Represented Empire State Development in the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn.

Advised Capmark Finance on a New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program remediation and real estate development in Whitestone, Queens.

Notable practitioners  

The terrific Kevin Healy is praised by sources for his great mind and for giving sound advice. He advised the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on environmental review and litigation matters related to the Second Avenue Subway.

Roberta Gordon is representing Heroes Village in the environmental cleanup and development of a 3.4 acre site which will become the Heroes Village Urban Agriculture Center Greenhouse Project.

Philip Karmel advised New York University on a project to construct 2.5 million sq ft of new facilities at its Washington Square Campus in New York. Sources praise his environmental litigation and land use skills.

Significant clients Terex, Silverstein Properties, Long Island Rail Road, AvalonBay Communities.

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What the team is known for Respected for its representation of clients in a broad spectrum of matters, including energy and infrastructure-related issues, regulatory compliance and litigation. Noted for its impressive market presence in upstate New York.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very responsive - they have done everything we have asked them to do. Prompt, detailed and an excellent addition to our activities." 

"We are very satisfied with the level of detail and the quality of the service." 

Work highlights Successfully represented Seneca Meadows in a contested permit matter relating to an application for a clay mining permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Represented the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority in a challenge to the EPA's electric utility mercury and air toxics rule under the CAA.

Notable practitioners  

John Greenthal is praised by market sources for his deep subject knowledge and key relationships with the regulatory community. He focuses on advising agencies of the government of Puerto Rico on Superfund matters.

Jean McCreary strikes "a nice balance between the strict reading of the law and the practical import of it," say clients. Her areas of expertise include permitting, due diligence and site remediation matters.

Scott Turner is highly regarded for his expertise on the regulation and permitting of infrastructure facilities. He chairs the firm's energy and environment group.

Jesse Hiney is "diligent" and "extremely knowledgeable," and "understands when it is time to fight back and when it is time to compromise," according to clients. He advises on regulatory enforcement and compliance, contaminated property and due diligence matters.

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What the team is known for Specialist New York environmental law firm representing clients in the full spectrum of matters. Acclaimed for its strength in litigation, impact review and permitting, and regulatory advice.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I have been impressed by the judgment, knowledge and professionalism of the attorneys I have dealt with."

"A very good approach to cooperation and communication with the client."

Work highlights Represented New York State Thruway Authority in the $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge Project.

Advising Hudson River Park Trust on the redevelopment of Pier 57, originally constructed in the 1950s.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Chertok receives plaudits from market sources for his strength in counseling clients on a range of environmental and land use matters. He recently advised The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on the high-value Goethals Bridge Replacement Project.

Jeffrey Gracer is "an excellent lawyer who communicates well and listens to the client," say sources. He represents Brooklyn Navy Yard Development in the proposed redevelopment of the Admirals Row portion of the site.

Michael Bogin is described as "exceedingly knowledgeable" and praised by clients for his thoughtful approach to his work. He is particularly highly regarded for his expertise on stormwater quality matters.

David Paget successfully defended The Refinery in an appeal challenging proposals to redevelop the Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is an experienced environmental lawyer who is well respected for his expertise in environmental impact statements and permitting matters.

Daniel Riesel receives plaudits from market sources for his prowess on major litigation matters. He is known as "one of the deans on environmental law in New York."

Significant clients US Gypsum, Empire State Development, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Economic Development, Northrop Grumman.  

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What the team is known for Represents an impressive roster of clients in the industrial, technology and manufacturing sectors in a wide range of matters. Highly regarded for brownfield and infrastructure redevelopment, renewable energy projects and related litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They provide an excellent service; they're very knowledgeable and they have a lot of experience in what they do."

"They are professional and know their areas of expertise well."

Work highlights Represented VanDeMark Chemical in a number of matters, including its investigation and response to a request for information from the EPA relating to the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site.

Represented industrial steel producer Welded Tube in the establishment of a new manufacturing facility in Buffalo.

Notable practitioners  

David Flynn "focuses on what is important" and is "very good at being practical," say clients. He represented Reichhold in an administrative proceeding with multiple parties relating to the remediation of the Passaic River and Newark Bay.

Morgan Graham is "a consummate professional" who is "very responsive" and "gives us really great service," report enthusiastic clients. He has handled a number of EPA and Department of Environmental Conservation permitting and enforcement matters for DuPont.

Kevin Hogan is "very meticulous" and "advocates very effectively because he understands the underlying environmental issues," say clients. His areas of expertise include state and federal law compliance matters and enforcement proceedings.

Significant clients Genesee County Economic Development Agency, Rich Products, Sovran Self Storage, Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, AT&T.

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What the team is known for Upstate firm with substantial expertise in advising clients on a range of environmental law matters. Held in high regard for its understanding of federal, state and local government regulatory issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They provide very good representation for their clients." 

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Ruzow is a "talented and very knowledgeable" lawyer. Sources particularly commend his government relations work relating to environmental issues.

Scott Fein advises clients on litigation, internal investigations and regulatory compliance. One source described him as being "extremely incisive."

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What the team is known for Upstate boutique with significant skill in the full array of environmental matters. Areas of expertise include brownfield redevelopment and cleanup, petroleum compliance and spills, and permitting.

Notable practitioners  

Dean Sommer is an "excellent, practical attorney," according to sources. He focuses on toxic tort matters.

Kevin Young is a popular choice to advise companies and municipalities on environmental and land use matters. He is rated by sources for his skill in negotiating with government agencies.

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What the team is known for Represents clients in the pesticides, chemicals, oil and gas industries in toxic tort and product liability claims. Respected for its permitting work relating to power generation and transmission facilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They gave us excellent legal and strategic advice." 

"They have a lot of resources and I have always been impressed."

Work highlights Represented Sunoco in gasoline additive MTBE product liability litigation relating to its alleged prevalence as a groundwater contaminant.

Represented Waste Connections and its subsidiary Capital Regional Landfills in litigation relating to a solid waste management operating agreement with the Town of Colonie.

Notable practitioners  

The "very knowledgeable, practical and confident" Stephen Gordon "provides really solid guidance," according to clients. His recent highlights include representing six communities known as the Albany Pool on a proposed Department of Environmental Conservation Order on Consent relating to alleged combined sewer overflows.

Michael Murphy is known to be "extremely knowledgeable" and impresses clients with his effective litigation skills. He represents clients in a broad range of regulatory and litigation matters.

Associate Megan Brillault has a strong reputation in the market. She is best known for advising clients on environmental and toxic tort litigation matters.  

Significant clients Caithness Energy, Bayonne Energy Center, Levin Management, Synagro Technologies, Town of Huntington.

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What the team is known for Advises clients on a wide range of federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. Areas of particular expertise include air quality, hazardous waste, storage tank and wetlands issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very well-qualified and talented people." 

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Bernstein advises municipalities and private clients on an array of permitting matters. He is a frequent choice to advise clients on gas storage, power generation and mining issues.

Barry Kogut receives positive feedback from sources for his expertise on brownfield developments. He counsels clients on numerous federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

Virginia Robbins is recommended by market sources for her expertise on water and air matters. She chairs the firm's environmental and energy practice.

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What the team is known for Full-service environmental team with expertise in licensing, environmental impact review and permitting. Maintains a healthy reputation for its handling of litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings work.

Notable practitioners  

Christine Fazio advises clients on a wide array of environmental law matters. Sources say she is "wonderful to work with" and "very knowledgeable."

Stephen Kass is a highly respected environmental law practitioner. His areas of expertise include litigation, project permitting and corporate transactions.  

Environment: Mainly Transactional - New York


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What the team is known for Maintains a formidable reputation for advising clients on all environmental matters arising in the course of sizable and complex business transactions. A highly respected choice for secured lending and acquisition financings, capital market transactions and the acquisition and disposal of businesses.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are timely and proactive, acting essentially as an in-house resource at times but with a very good understanding of market standards and the ever-changing regulatory landscape."  

Work highlights Represented Life Technologies in corporate and antitrust matters related to its sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific for $13.6 billion.

Advised Lindsay Goldberg on several transactions, including the formation of a joint venture between NuStar Energy and an affiliate of Lindsay Goldberg to own NuStar's asphalt refining assets.

Notable practitioners  

Matthew Morreale advised IBM on several acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3 billion. "He provides strategic and practical advice on environmental legal matters," said one client.

The "very capable" Annmarie Terraciano represented The Linde Group in its $4.6 billion acquisition of Lincare Holdings.

Significant clients Assisted Living Concepts, Crown Castle International, Unilever, Olin, Flagstone Reinsurance.

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What the team is known for Outstanding reputation for providing top-quality advice to substantial clients on the environmental aspects of transactions. Key areas of expertise include M&A, capital markets, and insolvency and restructuring matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They truly operate as a high performance team with a common goal – the client’s success."

"I would describe the services as excellent. It is a very bright, efficient law firm with great resources."

Work highlights Advised HJ Heinz on its $28 billion acquisition by a Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital consortium.

Advised CNOOC on its $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian energy company Nexen. 

Notable practitioners  

Loyti Cheng is an "excellent lawyer" and "effective advocate," report market sources. She recently advised Affymetrix on its $315 million acquisition of eBioscience.

Betty Moy Huber represented ConAgra Foods in its acquisition of Ralcorp, valued at $6.8 billion. Impressed sources say she "has real vision and exceptional leadership skills," and that she "recalls every detail with absolute precision."

Hayden Baker has "protected our interests in respect of both immediate needs and long-term liabilities," said one client. Baker notably advised Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold on the $435 million acquisition of a cobalt refinery in Finland.

Significant clients Comcast, Kosmos Energy, Metalmark Capital, Patriot Coal, Warner Chilcott.

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What the team is known for Provides high-quality advice to private equity houses and their portfolio companies on M&A transactions. A widely respected choice for strategic environmental M&A transactions.

Work highlights Represented Smithfield Foods in its merger agreement with Shuanghui International Holdings.

Represented the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse Securities, Barclays Capital and Société Générale, in the IPO of chemical company BioAmber.

Notable practitioners  

The "exceptional" Adeeb Fadil advised KKR on its acquisition of Gardner Denver for approximately $3.9 billion. He is known among market commentators as "the dean of our transactional environmental Bar."

Michael Isby is "very knowledgeable and effective" and "a great counselor," say clients. He advised JPMorgan Securities and Barclays Bank on a $12.5 billion bridge financing relating to Thermo Fisher Scientific's acquisition of Life Technologies.

Significant clients Blackstone, Centerbridge, First Reserve, Silver Lake, Hellman & Friedman.

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What the team is known for Advises clients on diligence matters arising in a range of environmental transactions, including infrastructure projects, and acquisitions and disposals. Offers high-quality expertise on multijurisdictional transactions.

Notable practitioners  

Kenneth Rivlin is "commercially savvy, enthusiastic and passionate about environmental law," and has an "outstanding ability to make a nonspecialist understand things easily," say clients. Market sources particularly commend his expertise on international transactions.

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What the team is known for Held in high esteem for its representation of clients in environmental financings, M&A and securities offerings. Areas of expertise include the energy, paper and mining industries.

Work highlights Represented Footprint Power in its acquisition of the Salem Harbor Power Station from Dominion Energy.

Advised Kelso & Co on its all-cash offer for EACOM Timber.

Notable practitioners  

Stuart Hammer is praised by sources for his efficient approach to advising clients. His highlights include representing Kelso & Co in its acquisition of infrastructure services provider PowerTeam Services.

Significant clients AIG, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, International Paper, Mitsui, Reynolds Group.

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What the team is known for Advises clients on a range of environmental transactions, including financings, acquisitions and disposals. Regularly represents underwriters in capital markets transactions.

Work highlights Represented Coesia in its acquisition of Oystar North America from Oystar International.

Advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA), Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets as underwriters on the $194 million IPO of Cheniere Energy. 

Notable practitioners  

"Consummate leader" Jeffrey Salinger exhibits "clear vision," "excellent execution" and "commercial awareness," according to commentators. His highlights include representing Goldcorp in its $1.5 billion notes offering.

Jason Pratt advised Ardagh on its $880 million acquisition of Anchor Glass. Market sources highlight his intelligent and commercial approach to sophisticated transactions.

Significant clients Deere & Company, B/E Aerospace, Dow Chemical, DOE, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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What the team is known for Endorsed for its expertise in an array of transactions, including structuring and indemnity matters. Additional strength in complex environmental litigation.

Work highlights Represented Kodak in its Chapter 11 restructuring, including conducting negotiations with a number of agencies such as the EPA and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Advised Collective Brands on its approximately $2 billion sale to a consortium that includes Golden Gate Capital.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Rosenberg is highly regarded by sources for his expertise in handling environmental and product liability disputes. He recently advised CSR on claims relating to asbestos.

"Exceptional lawyer" Matthew Brennan has a "very sharp mind," and is "very focused, with a very technical approach." He advised Akzo Nobel on the sale of its North American paints business to PPG Industries for approximately $1.05 billion.

Significant clients Ally Financial, Rhône Capital, Cytec Industries, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Borealis Infrastructure Management.

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What the team is known for Advises clients on due diligence issues arising in business transactions, including M&A, financings and asset sales and divestitures. Sectors of expertise include mining, chemicals, and oil and gas.

Work highlights Represented AEA Investors Small Business Fund in its $97 million acquisition of Aramsco Holdings from Summit Partners.

Advised Smurfit Kappa on its agreement to the acquisition of Orange County Container for $340 million.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Leland has "excellent relationships with government and state agencies," market sources report. He continues to advise Cornell University on the environmental approvals process relating to its new $2 billion science and technology campus on Roosevelt Island, New York City together with Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Richard Schwartz is "eminently commercial without being just accommodating" and "extremely effective in representing his clients," according to commentators. He advised Ringier on its nationwide Superfund liabilities.

Significant clients Major League Soccer, Aleris International, New Mountain Capital, Trinity Church, The Durst Organization.

Since publication, Richard M Schwartz has passed away.

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What the team is known for Handles a range of corporate, financial and real estate transactions relating to environmental issues. Regularly advises clients on high-yield debt offerings, project development financings, and asset and stock acquisitions.

Notable practitioners  

David Langer is "very smart" and "very effective," market sources report. His clients include a number of municipal and private sector entities.

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What the team is known for Recommended for its highly commercial approach on transactions across a number of sectors, including the commercial, industrial and real estate sectors. Experienced in advising private equity investors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have the experience to help you make a business judgment." 

Notable practitioners  

Eric Rothenberg is lauded by clients for his "excellent judgment" and "tremendous technical ability." He is well regarded for his expertise on an array of business transactions, and for his representation of clients in Superfund and toxic tort claims.  

Significant clients Apollo Global Management, CI Capital Partners, ExxonMobil, MHR Fund Management, Quality Distribution.

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What the team is known for Acts for a variety of clients on all environmental issues arising in complex transactions domestically and internationally. Sector expertise includes chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil exploration.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A terrific firm and great service." 

Work highlights Represented Braskem in its development and financing of Eileno XXI, a $4.5 billion ethane cracking facility in Veracruz, Mexico.

Advised gold producer Newmont Mining on a $2.5 billion public offering of bonds.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Horsch is "very experienced, thorough and able to communicate complex environmental issues at a business level," say clients. He has advised Pfizer on environmental matters relating to global transactions.  

Paul Milmed is an "excellent lawyer" who advises lenders and principals on the full range of financial and corporate transactions. His recent highlights include representing Toyota Industries in its $759 million acquisition of Cascade.  

Senior associate Seth Kerschner is "incredibly diligent" and "detail-oriented," and has "great clarity," according to clients. His areas of expertise include financings, M&A and divestitures. 

Significant clients Hess, Calpine, Deutsche Bank, Fortis, Univar.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Gregory Battista of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is recommended by sources for his expertise on environmental risk analysis, remediation and compliance matters. He heads the firm's environmental practice group.

Jeffrey Smith of Crowell & Moring LLP recently advised BAE Systems on its $1.25 billion debt offering. He has advised clients on a range of environmental transactions and regulatory matters.

Robert Alessi of DLA Piper LLP (US) is an "effective lawyer and good advocate," market sources say. He advised Central New York Oil & Gas on an appeal to challenge permits issued for the construction and operation of the MARC I Hub Line project.

David Freeman of Gibbons P.C. is praised by clients for his responsive and solution-oriented approach. He advised Citi and Bayside Fuel Oil Depot on issues relating to the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn.

Doreen Simmons of Hancock Estabrook LLP is involved in handling a broad array of environmental law issues. Her areas of expertise include permitting, toxic tort litigation and advising clients on compliance matters.

Kathy Robb of Hunton & Williams LLP is praised by sources for her expertise in water law. She counts a number of water districts, chemical manufacturers and paper companies among her clients. 

Donald Stever of K&L Gates is admired by sources for his thoughtful approach and prowess in negotiation. He focuses on environmental litigation.

Charles Warren of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is "knowledgeable and practical," and has "very good judgment," according to clients. His areas of expertise include Superfunds, brownfield sites and CAA matters.

James Pardo of McDermott Will & Emery LLP is "responsive, articulate, analytical and practical," say clients. He advised ExxonMobil on more than 120 mass tort product liability, natural resource damage and environmental contamination cases.

Peter Sacripanti of McDermott Will & Emery LLP has represented ExxonMobil in numerous claims related to the use of MTBE as an oxygenate in gasoline. He focuses on representing clients in complex natural resources damages, product liability and multiparty mass tort disputes.

Matthew Ahrens of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advises clients on environmental issues arising in project developments, real estate development and M&A. He is frequently called on to advise clients in the energy sector.

Esteemed practitioner Robert Kafin of Proskauer Rose LLP is a well-respected name in the market. He is experienced on the full range of environmental law issues.

The "very conscientious" Gail Port of Proskauer Rose LLP is able to "provide well thought-out opinions and advice," according to clients. She recently advised Teva on violations alleged by the DOJ, the EPA and the State of Missouri relating to a manufacturing plant. 

Maureen Crough of Sidley Austin LLP is rated by sources for her skill in advising clients on due diligence matters. She advises on an array of transactions, including M&A, securitizations and securities offerings.

Gail Suchman of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP "does extremely high-quality work and is very collaborative," say clients. She is particularly well regarded for her litigation, permitting and compliance work.

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