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MBC Meeting on October 30, 2014

Please join us for our next meeting of the Matrimonial Breakfast Club where our guest speaker, Barbara Weiner, Esq. of Empire Justice & Brian Wang, Esq.… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – September 2014

EPA adopts cooling water intake standards; comments sought on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards; PHMSA proposes to simplify Hazmat rules governing product returns … Read More

Young/Sommer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers as 2014 Upstate New York Rising Stars

James Muscato, Joseph Castiglione and Lauren Hunt have been listed as 2014 Upstate New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine. The Rising Star list is comprised… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – August 2014

DEC proposes revised bulk storage regulations; DEC proposes new stormwater construction permit; EPA seeks comment on municipal solid waste landfill standards … Read More

Ranked in Chambers USA 2014 - 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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Scott P. OlsonScott P. Olson

Mr. Olson has been a strong advocate for the wireless communications industry since the mid-1990’s. He has successfully represented international tower companies and FCC licensed… Read More