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Environmental Regulatory Update – April 2014

Download the full report for April 2014 (pdf) Recent Developments (Updated April 5, 2014) Obama Administration Releases Methane Reduction Strategy As a follow-up to its… Read More

Laura Bomyea Published by the Center for Judicial Process

Associate Laura Bomyea recently authored a paper entitled “The Judicial Mind: A Cognitive Theory of Jurisprudence” that was published by the Center for Judicial Process.… Read More

MLBC Meeting on April 25, 2014

Please join us for our next meeting of the Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club where our guest speaker, Marc S. Ehrlich, Esq., Ehrlich & Arcodia, P.C., will… Read More

James Muscato Presents at New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on SEQRA vs. New York Article 10 Siting Law

James Muscato, partner at Young/Sommer LLC in cooperation with fellow presenters Sam Laniado, Esq., of Read and Laniado, LLP, and Lawrence H. Weintraub, Esq., of… Read More

Ranked in Chambers USA 2013 - 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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Court of Appeals Limits the Application of New York FOIL “Inter-Agency” Disclosure Exemption

– When a statute’s “definitions” section introduces more ambiguity to a term’s meaning, courts are often called on to determine not what the word means, but… 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