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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Sue H.R. AdlerSue H.R. Adler

Sue H.R. Adler, of Counsel since 2007, has handled complex litigation in federal and State court for the past 30 years. Ms. Adler has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including litigation strategy and risk assessment, pretrial discovery, motion practice, trials, and appeals. … Read More

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Environmental Regulatory Update – December 2016

DEC adopts distributed generation regulation; EPA overhauls hazardous waste generator rules; major revisions to air conditioning and refrigeration repair rules adopted; DEC proposes new MS4 general permit … Read More

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

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