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Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Chambers USA

Young/Sommer LLC is proud and pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in the environmental law practice area. The… Read More

EBC Meeting on September 11, 2015

Please join us for our next meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “Revisions to DEC’s General Process Emissions – 6… Read More

Young/Sommer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers as 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars

James Muscato, Joseph Castiglione and Lauren Hunt have been listed as 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine. The Rising Star list is comprised… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – August 2015

EPA announces power plant greenhouse gas emission standards; EPA adopts major revisions to underground storage tank regulations … Read More

Ranked in Chambers USA 2014 - Leading Firm

Environmental Compliance and Permitting

In an ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape, Young/Sommer LLC helps ensure its clients successfully meet their day-to-day environmental compliance and permitting needs.

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Young/Sommer LLC is a recognized leader in environmental and energy law in New York. Our attorneys’ decades of experience in private practice and State government allow us to understand the challenges facing small businesses, municipalities, large corporations and individuals. Our knowledge and skill in environmental law puts us at the forefront of our field, ensuring that we deliver the best and most cost-effective advice.

Young/Sommer has been ranked for eleven consecutive years among the top ten New York State environmental law firms by Chambers USA, for the leading lawyers for businesses.  Dean Sommer and Kevin Young have been consistently listed as top New York State environmental lawyers in the Chambers review and Mr. Sommer is listed among the top four “Leading Individuals” in environmental law.

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CPLR Article 78 Proceedings and Interlocutory Appeals During An Article 78 Proceeding

By Joseph F. Castiglione – This article was originally published in volume 77, number 1 of the Albany Law Review (2013-2014), and should be cited as such.  This article generally… Read More


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J. Michael NaughtonJ. Michael Naughton

J. Michael Naughton is a partner in the firm, and has practiced as a litigator for over 25 years. He began his career in New York City and moved to Albany in 1987. Mr. Naughton was a partner at the law firm of Shanley, Sweeney Reilly & Allen, P.C. before joining Young/Sommer LLC in 2005. … Read More