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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David C. BrennanDavid C. Brennan

David C. Brennan graduated cum laude from Albany Law School with a concentration in environmental law and holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. … Read More

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EBC Meeting on June 3, 2016

Please join us for a meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “The Emerging Contaminant PFOA Has Emerged!” Jean M. Neubeck and Scott M.… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – April 2016

Major changes to RMP rules proposed; OSHA adopts respirable crystalline silica standards; new reverse logistics Hazmat rules adopted … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – March 2016

DEC proposes solid waste rule overhaul; PFOA added to DEC hazardous substance list; DEC reproposes BCP rule changes … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – February 2016

DEC publishes 2016 regulatory agenda; DEC accepting Environmental Excellence Award applications; EPA proposes GHG reporting rule changes … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – January 2016

DEC proposes distributed generation air emission rule; watercraft-related aquatic invasive species rule proposed; DEC seeks comment on revised CAFO general permits … Read More