Environmental Law

Counseling clients on environmental compliance, permitting, remediation, and litigation
Our Approach

We guide municipalities and private parties through all aspects of State and Federal environmental investigation and remediation processes. This includes negotiation of complex consent decrees and administrative orders, coordinating remediation in a timely and cost-efficient manner, and litigating multi-party cost recovery actions. We also assist our clients through the application process for available tax credits under the NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program. Our attorneys work with our clients’ engineers and environmental consultants to obtain permits from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and other regulatory agencies.

What We Do

  • CERCLA and NYS Navigation Law
  • Voluntary cleanup programs
  • Negotiated cleanup agreements
  • Brownfield development
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Superfund litigation
  • Transactional due diligence
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Civil and criminal enforcement actions
  • Securing natural resource, wetland, stormwater, and other permits
  • Obtaining solid waste management and mined land reclamation permits
Recent News
Representing the purchaser, Jacob Amir spearheaded our client’s $14 million acquisition of an approximate 3 acres parcel in lower Westchester, including negotiating continued environmental remediation and obligations of various stakeholders. This purchase is part of a multi-tiered transaction, which also includes the anticipated formation of a long-term ground lease to occupy other commercial property for...
Lee J. Lefkowitz and Jaclyn Cohen, representing a property owner in Ossining, defeated a neighbor’s property owner’s motion for summary judgment in a case seeking to litigate a boundary-line dispute. As a defense, Z&S raised a claim of adverse possession, which Judge Janet Malone agreed raised a triable issue of fact sufficient to preclude the...
This week, Daniel Richmond and Kate Feinman obtained from the Town of Southeast Planning Board Site Plan, Conditional Use Permit, Architectural, and Wetland Permit Approval for a two-building logistics center/distribution facility, totaling 200,000 sf, with associated parking and loading spaces on a vacant property. Earlier this year, Dan and Kate also received approval of a...