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EBC Meeting on December 11, 2015

Please join us for a special luncheon meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “Powering in a Carbon Constrained World” with… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Summary – October 2015

DEC issues new PBS regulations; EPA proposes overhaul of hazardous waste generator ruled; new waste pharmaceutical management program proposed … Read More

Dean Sommer Recognized in Best Lawyers®

Young/Sommer LLC is proud and pleased to announce that Partner Dean Sommer has been recognized by his peers in the 2016 Edition of The Best… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – September 2015

DOH issues emergency cooling tower rule; EPA proposes new emission guidelines/standards for MSW landfills; EPA revises water quality standards regulation … Read More

Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - 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 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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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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Stephen C. PrudenteStephen C. Prudente

Stephen joined Young/Sommer LLC in March, 2011 acting of counsel. He has previously worked in the areas of civil litigation practice, specifically in the areas of medical malpractice defense, product liability, municipal defense, and insurance law. … Read More