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 twelve 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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Douglas H. WardDouglas H. Ward

Douglas H. Ward has extensive federal and state civil practice experience at both the trial and appellate levels. As an Assistant Attorney General from 1984 to 1995, he served as either the lead attorney or the supervising attorney in hundreds of environmental cases, including air, water, wetlands regulation and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. … Read More

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Cassadaga Wind Article 10 Application First Deemed Complete

Cassadaga Wind’s Application is the first to be deemed “complete” by the New York Siting Board under Public Service Law Section 164 since the enactment… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – November 2016

EPA retains lead NAAQS; OSHA issues recommended safety practices … Read More

EBC Meeting on December 2, 2016

Please join us for a special luncheon meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club sponsored by Young/Sommer LLC Environmental Breakfast Club, NENY Chapter of Air and… Read More

Jim Muscato Presents on PSL Article 10 at 10th Annual ACE-NY Conference

Jim Muscato recently presented at the Alliance for Clean Energy’s 10th Annual Fall Conference on challenges facing renewable energy developers under New York’s Article 10… Read More

Dean S. Sommer Nominated for Who’s Who Legal Environment 2016

Congratulations to Dean S. Sommer who was recently nominated by his peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the Environment field.  The August… Read More