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Environmental Regulatory Update – December 2014

DEC reproposes LNG permitting regulations; EPA revises CSAPR implementation schedule … Read More

EBC Meeting on December 10, 2014

Please join us for the December 2014 Joint Meeting of Young/Sommer LLC Environmental Breakfast Club, NENY Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association and Notre Dame Club… Read More

MBC Meeting on December 19, 2014

Please join us for our next meeting of the Matrimonial Breakfast Club where our guest speakers, Professor Melissa L. Breger & Sharon L. McNulty, Esq.,… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – November 2014

EPA proposes effluent limitations guidelines for dentists; State seeks comment on revised general permit for discharges to groundwater; OSHA seeks feedback on chemical management alternatives … Read More

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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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Second Circuit Finds SPCA Employees Acted Under Color of State Law During Animal Cruelty Investigation; Grants Qualified Immunity to Defendants

By James A. Muscato II, Dean S. Sommer, Sue H.R. Adler – Attorneys at Young/Sommer, including Sue Adler as lead counsel, recently won an important decision in a federal appellate case that examined the scope of the… Read More


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Kevin M. YoungKevin M. Young

Kevin M. Young has been practicing environmental law for over 28 years. Mr. Young assists clients in achieving their business and municipal objectives while complying with environmental and land use regulations. He also serves as counsel to over 20 municipalities, numerous manufacturing facilities and developers. … Read More